Brian Biggie Talks About Buffalo Christmas Wishes With Buffalo Law Journal November 11, 2014
“I had come back to Buffalo from Washington, D.C., in 2005 and started Buffalo Christmas Wishes,” said Brian R. Biggie, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability and Global Insurance Services Practice Groups. “This year, we brought it back and kind of improved it, because we made it a 501(C)(3), a not-for-profit called The Little Match Girl Foundation Ltd., inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story. It will benefit students at Enterprise Charter School and Our Lady of Hope Home School at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy. And we're also trying to eventually branch out beyond Buffalo.”
In this interview with the Buffalo Law Journal, Brian talked about the early days of Buffalo Christmas Wishes and the support Goldberg Segalla is giving to this renewed effort. Brian described how people can get involved through The Little Match Girl Foundation — donating gifts requested by students or donating to St. Luke’s everyday basics needed by so many families, such as blankets, formula, baby bottles, and diapers.
“I came home for a reason back in 2005: I want to help my community as best I can. … The reality is that when you donate those gifts to that student, it can be very well the only gift they'll receive for Christmas. And when you donate to St. Luke's, you're really providing something to a family that would probably otherwise go without and really struggle with getting those types of things. So it's a great opportunity to help those folks who need it the most.”
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- “Five Questions With…Brian Biggie of Goldberg Segalla,” Buffalo Law Journal, November 11, 2014