Parsippany, NJ (February 5, 2013)
|Imagine Chairman of the Board Keith S. Hertell, Imagine Executive Director Mary Robinson, and Senator Tom Kean accept grant from State Farm Agent Christine Cosenza (2nd from left) at the Imagine office in Westfield.|
Imagine losing a loved one and having no one to support you through the grief. That is when neighbors are so important. State Farm became a "good neighbor" to families in Union County and surrounding areas by supporting Imagine, Inc.
Recently Senator Tom Kean joined State Farm Agent Christine Cosenza at Imagine's office in Westfield, NJ to present a grant for $1,000. Senator Kean serves on the Leadership Council of the organization and Agent Cosenza looks forward to getting involved with their programs.
Imagine, Inc. is a year-round grief support center located in Westfield NJ. The program serves children and teens who are coping with loss due to the death or terminal or chronic illness of a parent or sibling. Parents and guardians participate in concurrent support groups with other adults.
"As a company that sees families at these most critical times, I am glad at that we can also assist them through the process of mourning their loved one", said Christine.
Recalling why she started the organization, Founder and Executive Director Mary Robinson said, "As adults it is our job to help children navigate life's painful losses and create loving supportive communities in which children can mourn their losses in healthy ways. That is the work of Imagine, and we are thankful for State Farm's support."
Arlene J. Lester
State Farm Public Affairs
Phone: (973) 943-6524
Imagine, Inc. is founded on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment and that the role of peers and a caring, healthy adult in the life of a grieving child is critically important. Imagine is a community-based model that supports and enhances the lives of grieving children and teens at a critical time in their development.
The mission of Imagine is to support children and families coping with loss and to foster resiliency and emotional well-being for all those who grieve. This is done through our year-round peer grief support center and through educational programs and advocacy.
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