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Community encouraged to match $25,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 20:27:30-04

Possibly now more than ever, kids need role models and healthy distractions and a local family has made a huge donation to help with this need.

The Gingg family has pledged $25,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County.

The donation was made in the name of Bryan Gingg who was a long time supporter of the organization.

"There was just a sparkle in his eyes whenever he talked about Big Brothers, or talked about going to a board meeting, or most especially when he was going to get together with one of his littles," Beverly Gingg, Bryan's widow, said.

Bryan passed away in 2018 from complications of paralysis he suffered in a car crash at a young age.

His love for his community never wavered and now his family is calling on the community to match the donation in Bryan's name.

"Kids across our county are looking for opportunities for mentorship. In fact, we have about 200 of them that are waiting for mentors here in the county," Jenny Luciano, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County, said.

The need right now is great and the funds would be used to support the organization's administrative needs, as well as program services.

"We can only serve them if we have appropriate staff support to provide them with the case management that they need on a monthly and quarterly basis," Luciano said.

Click here to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County in Bryan Gingg's name.