Arthur Hall Insurance Helps North Star of Chester County
Support Single Parent Families
Westfield’s Legacy of Caring Program donates $625,000 to Help Over 100 Nonprofits Across the Country
West Chester, PA, July 2022, — The economic fallout from the events of the last two years continues to hit some segments of the population harder than others. It could take years to return to the stability and security people and businesses, including nonprofits, enjoyed before a disaster happened. This spring, the Westfield Insurance Foundation joined together with Arthur Hall Insurance to donate $6,500.00 to North Star of Chester County to help families or businesses stabilize or recover from disasters as part of the Legacy of Caring program. Each year, Westfield’s independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit in their community to receive a donation from the program. Grants were made to over 100 nonprofits in cities within Westfield’s national footprint.
The Westfield Insurance Foundation, an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield, awards the donation as an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses, and communities in times of uncertainty. This year, the Legacy of Caring program donated $625,000 to nonprofits across the country focused on helping under-employed families overcome barriers in education, finance, housing and jobs and recover from disasters.
“We believe in the shared responsibility to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Agency Principal and Vice President, Personal Lines Nicole C. Grebloskie, CAPI, CIC, CISR. “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives, such as those provided by North Star of Chester County, that are essential to so many people.”
At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies, it’s about going above and beyond to help people and families thrive and prosper. Offering support that reflects these values is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing more than $3.5 million since 2015.
“Together with our agency partners, Westfield continues to build on the strong commitment to caring that the founders of our company imagined,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman. “We believe in the power of community, and we take immense pride in our ability to make meaningful contributions to better communities across the country. It’s a great feeling to link arms with our agents and make an impact.”
About North Star of Chester County
North Star of Chester County supports hardworking single parent families, helping them remain in their homes while guiding them to become self-sufficient. They provide rental assistance, financial guidance and counseling, workshops, as well as support for the whole family including funding for children’s programming and an emergency food pantry. Because they work full time, North Star participants frequently do not qualify for other assistance programs but cannot earn enough to get by on their own. Program participants may receive as much as three years of assistance.
“Our program follows a ‘teach to fish’ philosophy,” said North Star Executive Director Donald Neimetz. “By providing our families with the tools to succeed on their own, our goal is to see them thrive even after their time in our program.”
Funding from the Westfield Foundation’s Legacy of Caring Fund will provide rental assistance, to prevent homelessness, as well as case management services to keep parents on the path to financial independence.
“We served more than 30 Chester County families throughout the pandemic,” said Neimetz. “None of them faced eviction while enrolled in our program. Several participants found higher-paying jobs and some were stable enough to leave our program early. A recent graduate just became a first-time homeowner. Success in our program is the result of their hard work, determination, and our long-term support.”
About Arthur Hall Insurance
Arthur Hall Insurance is an independent insurance agent and broker providing complete risk management services and solutions to businesses, organizations, non-profits, professionals, and families. Established in 1966, they offer personalized individual service, quality and comprehensive protection, and expert knowledge with a commitment to building and maintaining long-term client relationships. Arthur Hall Insurance offices are located in West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE. For more information about Arthur Hall Insurance, visit www.arthurhall.com.
About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster recovery and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.