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Allstate Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Expand Programs for Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse Victims Nationally

Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Program will provide up to 30,000 survivors with vital tools to help them regain their independence
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation, a leading advocate for victims of domestic violence and financial abuse, announced today $1.2 million in grants awarded to 20 domestic violence programs around the country. The grants aim to help expand financial empowerment services for approximately 30,000 survivors.

The Next Generation Is Ready To Lead. Here’s How To Empower Them

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By Tom Wilson

Chairman and CEO, Allstate Insurance Company

I hear people say this all the time: Today’s youth are lazy, entitled and self-absorbed. My response — my emphatic response — is they’re wrong. I’ve met remarkable young people in my life and work, and I’m inspired by them. Throughout history, young people have led social change, and today’s kids are no different — despite the negative labels often attached to them.

Tennessee Agency Owner Who Created Nonprofit in Memory of Late Daughter Named Allstate’s National Volunteer of the Year

David Erb, of Clinton, Tenn., selected from 14 finalists for 2016 Ray Lynch Community Service Award
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Allstate agency owner David Erb has been named Allstate’s national volunteer of the year, recognized for his commitment to breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. Inspired by his daughter Amelia’s diagnosis with acute microcephaly – a birth defect caused by stunted brain growth that results in developmental problems and seizures, among other symptoms – Erb and his wife started a nonprofit to help better the lives of those with special needs.

Introducing The Renewal Project: A Social Newsroom at America’s Intersection of Innovation, Community and Social Good

Allstate and The Atlantic launch social-first website and newsroom
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NORTHBROOK, Ill. and WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Allstate and Atlantic Media Strategies (AMS), a division of The Atlantic, today announced the launch of The Renewal Project, a social-first website and newsroom that will spotlight individuals and organizations advancing social good and contributing to civic innovation in America.

Nearly Half of Youth Say They’re Interested in Volunteering More – As Long As Someone Shows Them the Way

With American volunteerism at record low, new Allstate Foundation survey finds almost half of youth don’t understand what charities do, what volunteer options are available to them
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nearly half of America’s youth say a little coaching would encourage them to volunteer more, according to a new survey released today by The Allstate Foundation. The survey, which also provides insights into what inspires volunteerism among youth – and the different attitudes youth and adults have toward giving back – comes on the heels of an annual study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that reported the lowest U.S.

Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson Receives International Award for Helping Victims of Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse

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Recognized for his ongoing commitment to halting the epidemic of violence against women, Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson was one of five men honored last week with a Solidarity Award from global organization Vital Voices.

The only business leader among this year’s honorees, Wilson was recognized for leading The Allstate Foundation’s work to provide long-term safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment. The Foundation is the only national corporate foundation focusing on financial empowerment as a way to end domestic violence.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge Raises Nearly $3.1 Million for Domestic Violence Survivors

​Call for public donations continues on PurplePurse.com through 2015
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 160 nonprofits banded together as part of the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge, and through online donations and grants, to date raised nearly $3.1 million for domestic violence survivors across the country. The effort coincided with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, a key fundraising time for domestic violence programs.

Youth-inspired Englewood Community Garden to Teach Life Skills, Provide Safe Haven

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 40 volunteers recently came together to transform a vacant Englewood lot into an outdoor classroom that will teach at-risk youth to plant, grow and harvest fresh produce – and give them a safe place to gather in an often dangerous neighborhood.

Allstate Achieves Key Long-Term Social Impact and Sustainability Goals

New 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report details successes over past year in energy reduction, innovative business practices and progress on social issues
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Allstate today released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting key milestones in the company’s ongoing commitment to address some of society’s most challenging issues, including domestic violence, safe teen driving and environmental sustainability.

No Pot Luck for Teens

by James C. Fell
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Fewer teens use marijuana than alcohol, and it’s less of a factor in car crashes. But the drug still poses real dangers when teens are behind the wheel.

How so? Marijuana is typically smoked, and when it is, the chemicals pass very quickly from the lungs to the bloodstream to the brain. This releases dopamine in the brain’s reward center creating the pleasurable feelings or the “high” from the chemical. However, other effects impact a number of critical driving skills...

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