Fairway Market recently raised some “green” for a good cause.
The supermarket held a fundraiser on January 5, during which it collected thousands of dollars for the Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund, a charity benefiting the four daughters of the slain, 22-year NYPD veteran.
Fairway donated 10 percent of the proceeds from all sales made between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. at its locations in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Plainview, Long Island, and Douglaston, Queens – amounting to $20,000.
“We have had a longstanding history of supporting those in service, so when we saw the opportunity to help out with this cause, it was a natural fit for us,” said Dan Glickberg, vice president of Fairway. “[Our motivation] was a combination of the community and the tragedy. [Figoski] was involved in two communities that are around our stores, and those are communities we help out.”
The scholarship fund, launched by the New York City Police Foundation, was formed to assist in paying for Figoski’s daughters to attend college. It has reportedly already topped $2 million in total contributions.
Figoski, 47, of West Babylon, Long Island, was shot and killed on December 12 while responding to a home invasion robbery in Brooklyn. His partner captured the gunman, Lamont Pride, who has been charged with first-degree murder. Figoski was posthumously promoted to detective.
Those wishing to contribute to the fund can visit www.nycpolicefoundation.org or mail checks to:
New York City Police Foundation
Attention Peter Figoski Fund
555 5th Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017