The Allstate Foundation Reaches Nearly 100,000 Survivors of Domestic Violence and Educates One Million Teens on Safe Driving in 2012
March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - From ending domestic violence and supporting teen safe driving to helping Americans prepare for catastrophe, The Allstate Foundation has helped address society’s most pressing issues in 2012. More than $19 million from the Foundation supported the work of local and national nonprofits to build safe, diverse and financially strong communities.
“We know the power that financial resources can bring in tackling the challenges facing our communities, but recognize that our ultimate strength lies in the people who champion these causes in their communities,” said Vicky Dinges, vice president of corporate social responsibility at Allstate. “From Allstate employees and agency owners who donate and volunteer, to organizations assisting those in their community, together we are inspiring change and changing lives.”
The Allstate Foundation has continued to focus on saving teen lives on the road and helping survivors of domestic violence move from safety to security through financial empowerment. The Allstate Foundation has set a goal of reaching 500,000 survivors with financial empowerment services and a 50 percent reduction in teen traffic fatalities by 2015.
“We have set bold goals that will help to make a significant impact in the areas of domestic violence and teen safe driving,” said Dinges. “These two focus areas have been championed by The Allstate Foundation for more than eight years and we are pleased with the progress we’ve helped create against these two issues. The taboos around domestic violence are disappearing and we are seeing reductions in the number of teens dying on our roadways—both are significant achievements in such a short period of time.”
In 2012, The Allstate Foundation also focused on preparing and protecting people from catastrophe.
Points of Light joined with The Allstate Foundation to launch Good & Ready, an initiative designed to help people prepare themselves, their families and their communities before disaster strikes. Good & Ready is a year-round, online and on-the-ground emergency preparedness program that brings together resources, tips and volunteer opportunities into one centralized site—Goodandready.org.
During the Foundation’s 60-year history it has invested more than $300 million in communities across the country to address key social issues.
About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.