YWCA Evanston-North Shore announced as winner of Purple Purse Challenge
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation, through online donations and direct grants, raised nearly $2.5 million for domestic violence services during its Purple Purse Challenge that concluded late last week. YWCA Evanston-North Shore from Evanston, Ill., earned $311,407, the most of the nearly 140 participating organizations, and won the top prize of $100,000 from The Allstate Foundation to help survivors recover from financial abuse.
Reductions in carbon emissions, energy usage rise to top of Allstate’s environmental accomplishments
September 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Allstate has been recognized as a leader among the S&P 500 for excelling at disclosure of climate change data by CDP, the world's only global environmental disclosure system. Allstate scored 97 out of 100 in this year's report, the highest score the company has received since it started reporting in 2007
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge raises awareness for abusers’ weapon of choice: financial abuse
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 29 2014 /3BL Media/ – Last year, the Chicago Police Department logged 48,141 domestic violence-related calls. Recognizing the seriousness and breadth of the issue, The Allstate Foundation is stepping up to keep the conversation going here in Chicago. From the 151 bus to Allstate’s corporate headquarters, Chicagoland will be turning purple this October in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Allstate Foundation awards grand prize to Gowanda teen for spreading the word on smart driving
Sept. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - By sending a simple yet important message to her friends to #GetThereSafe, Alysha Gassman now has the opportunity to meet pop superstar Austin Mahone at her school. The senior from Gowanda High School was awarded the grand prize as part of The Allstate Foundation's #GetThereSafe Challenge – a sweepstakes that encouraged teens to spread safe driving messages among their peers. Mahone's visit on Sept.
Purple Purse Challenge helps bring awareness to domestic violence and financial abuse; raises funds for service providers
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – According to a new national survey released by The Allstate Foundation, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Hispanic women say they have personally known a victim of some type of abuse and three-in-ten (30 percent) have personally been victimized. To raise awareness in the Hispanic community, The Allstate Foundation is encouraging the public to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge by donating to local nonprofit organizations that support financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors.
Washington designs Purple Purse to serve as a symbol of movement; New national survey reveals that Americans view domestic violence as a serious problem, but don't regularly talk about it
September 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress and advocate Kerry Washington has joined with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence and the critical role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence situations. Washington is serving as the national ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the signature initiative that gets Americans motivated to combat domestic violence.
Purple Purse Challenge helps kick off national program to build awareness about domestic violence and financial abuse
Sept. 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - It is the least talked about part of domestic violence—financial abuse. In an endeavor to raise money for nonprofits that provide domestic violence and economic empowerment services, The Allstate Foundation has built a program to help organizations across the country raise money and build awareness for their efforts.
The Allstate Foundation and National Network to End Domestic Violence partner to bring financial empowerment services to nearly 400,000 survivors
Northbrook, Ill., July 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Long after the physical bruises of domestic violence fade, the ones caused by an often overlooked aspect of violent relationships linger—those caused by financial abuse. A common tactic used by abusers to control their victim, financial abuse involves a range of behaviors including controlling their victims' access to money, destroying their credit, and interfering with their employment.
Allstate encourages everyone to drive safely for holiday travel
NORTHBROOK, Ill. July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ –Millions of Americans will hit the road this Independence Day for family parties, barbecues, and celebrations, but for many travelers this upcoming weekend, it may end in heartbreak. According to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), July 4 continues to be the deadliest day on the road for all Americans.
Participants will hone skills to lead the changing nonprofit sector
NORTHBROOK, IL, June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/– Today, The Allstate Foundation announced a unique program to develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders called Greater Good. Sixteen nonprofit leaders joined the program as a part of a year-long professional development opportunity that kicked off at Northwestern University’s Chicago campus with a three-day development and training session.