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Thanks to TAP and Ron Bansky, Furniture Assist's Toy Drive was a Success

Ron Bansky & Associates Allstate agency in Westfield collected toys for Furniture Assist, an organization that provides furniture, appliances and other household items to families and individuals in need. Credits: Rosemary Diaz

Dear Jackie Lieberman, Westfield TAP editor,

Thank you for your help with Furniture Assist’s toy drive. Thank you for connecting us with Ron Bansky of Allstate Insurance in Westfield. Ron generously allowed his Westfield office to be a local drop off point for toy donations. He also collected toys in his Princeton office and publicized our need for toys in both locations. His staff was fabulous. They managed toy drop-off and let us know when they needed a pick-up. The toy drive was a success!

Above is a photo taken by Rosemary Diaz in Ron's Westfield office, which shows toys collected over just a day or so! Thanks to all of your readers who so generously donated toys for our drive. We hope that your readers will continue to keep us in mind for donations. Right now we are in need of pots and pans, dishes, utensils and linens. For information about making donations and directions to our facility, please visit our website, As always we appreciate donations “from those who have to those who need.”

C. Dawson Yeomans (President) and Peggy A. Rothbaum, Ph.D. (volunteer)

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