WESTFIELD, NJ — Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company agency owner Ron Bansky, who lives and has an office in Westfield, received the Agency Helping Hands in the Community award recently for his commitment to helping others. With this award came three $1,000 grants from The Allstate Foundation for Liam's Room, the Westfield Area YMCA and the Westfield Boosters Association, where Bansky volunteers.

"As a business owner I've always believed it's very important to be involved in the community where your business is located,” Bansky said. “On top of that, my family and I have benefited so much from living in Westfield that I try to give back as much as I can. "

The Allstate Foundation awards more than $1 million every year to nonprofit organizations across the country in honor of dedicated Allstate agency owners who give back. To be eligible for nomination, Allstate agency owners must volunteer, mentor or lead a nonprofit of their choice.

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“Commitment to our communities is a part of what we do every day – protecting people and making their lives more secure,” John Kane, president of Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company, said in a press release. “With support from The Allstate Foundation, Ron, Liam's Room, the YMCA of Westfield and Westfield Boosters Association are making their communities stronger.”

Liam's Room is committed to creating inpatient pediatric palliative care rooms and services for families whose children are suffering from chronic, potentially life-limiting, conditions. Its purpose is to give these children, and their families, a feeling of a home away from home, during their period(s) of care.

Created in 1868, the YMCA has grown with more than 10,000 members and has various programs to meet the needs of new generations. It is committed to developing strong character while providing programs that cultivate honesty and respect, as they emphasize the significance of responsibility and caring for local families.

The Westfield Boosters Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student athletes competing for Westfield High School. To date, the Boosters have helped raise more than $1,000,000 in donations for the Westfield High School athletics program.

Ron Bansky & Associates Allstate Agency also sponsors TAPinto Westfield’s Athlete of the Week series. As part of that, they make a $25 contribution to the Westfield Boosters Association each time someone calls them at 908-301-0711 for a new auto, home or life insurance quote and mentions that week’s Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week.