WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Non-profits and other organizations typically hold their fundraisers each fall. Many of them depend on funds raised at these events to help the community.
Due to the pandemic, the big galas and dances are canceled due, but instead, they are going virtual and in style.
Kimberly Rommel-Enright, with the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, said their services are crucial in the community.
"We provide free legal services to the low income and disenfranchised folks in Palm Beach County. We have programs that represent the elderly, children; we do immigration, domestic violence," Kimberly Rommel-Enright said.
They recently hosted their big event virtually. LGW Media Works, a commercial production company, helped pull it off.
"They did several videos for us where we videotaped clients and attorneys, and we told the stories about what we do and how we help the community, and that really helped to engage people," Kimberly Rommel-Enright said.
Dan Doskey is with LGW Media Works in West Palm Beach.
"Because we have worked in television, we know how to make things look nice and really sharp and professional, that sets those events apart," Doskey said.
The Legal Aid Society and other organizations such as Susan G. Komen are turning to these professionals to transform an in-person event virtually.
"Some of the stuff that we do completely pro-bono, free of charge for them. But whether we are doing that, or whether they are paying us, we are just really happy to be in business and helping out where we can and finding our way in this new world," Doskey said.
Their services are helping organizations find a way to help people.
Rommel-Enright said their virtual event was a success.
"At the virtual event from the silent auction, our live auction and our call to the heart, we were able to raise more money than we expected to," she said. "Legal Graphics Works has always been a huge supporter of legal aid, and this year they really came through."