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BIGGS Kids donates to Capital Campaign

January 25, 2017

Steve Bieganousky, founder of BIGGS Kids presents a check for $10,000 to members of the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center capital campaign. From left: Diana Sebzda, Director of Bereavement, Steven Bieganousky, Julia Quinlan, Co-founder Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Robin Tomlinson, V.P. Branch Sales Manager at Sussex Bank.

 

Steve Bieganousky, founder of the Steven P. Bieganousky Foundation for Children, Inc., presented a check for $10,000 to Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Capital Campaign committee members. The donation will benefit the Family Therapy/Children’s Art Room at the new, permanent home of the Bereavement Center on 5 Plains Road in Augusta. The Bereavement Center, currently located on 61 Spring Street in Newton, expects to take residence in the new center in early April.

Steven P. Bieganousky was a 21 year-old Sparta resident who died suddenly in a car accident on March 27, 2005. His father Steve Bieganousky wants to make sure his son’s devotion to children lives on.

“It was heart warming to know that Steven had positively touched people’s lives of
all ages.” -Steven Bieganousky

The Bieganousky family founded The Steven P. Bieganousky Foundation for Children, Inc., an organization (also known as BIGGS Kids) dedicated to raising funds to benefit area youngsters.

Money raised through the foundation will be distributed to local agencies providing educational, recreational and health programs for children in Sussex County.

Although The Bieganousky’s know nothing will ever make things the way they were when Steven was here, they believe the new foundation is a fitting tribute and the perfect legacy for a son taken too soon.

“I was so proud – it was what kept me going – he is my hero.” -Steven Bieganousky

BIGGS Kids MISSION:

  • Raise awareness for the needs of children at risk.
  • Be a source of financial support to qualified local organizations that provide opportunities to make a positive difference in a child’s life.
  • Maintain a high level of integrity throughout the fundraising process and disbursement of funds.
  • Attain these goals as Steven would in a loving, caring way, not being afraid to speak on behalf of a child’s defense.

For those wanting to learn more about the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center’s capital campaign or BIGGS Kids please call 973-383-0115. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center provides grief support and counseling for hospice families and the community free of charge. The staff works to bring comfort and understanding to help families through difficult times. Individual counseling and ongoing support groups are offered. Support groups include: anticipatory grief support, school bereavement support, memorial services, grief lecture series, children’s bereavement art program and pet loss support.

 


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