Allstate Foundation to Donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross of Snohomish County
BOTHELL, Wash., March 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Today, The Allstate Foundation announced a donation of $10,000 to The American Red Cross of Snohomish County to support recovery efforts in the recent Oso mudslide. Allstate agents and employees will also be working to raise funds and collect donation items in their local Washington offices.
Winner attended one of 14 events designed to educate parents on ways to keep teens safe when driving
Northbrook Ill, November 14, 2013 /3BL Media/– One of the most dangerous years in a person’s life is the first 12 months after getting a driver’s license. Thanks to Lance Milton’s decision to attend a Drive It Home event to help prepare his teen daughter for that first year, the family has a new car. The Allstate Foundation and National Safety Council handed over the keys of a 2014 Chevy Cruze to Milton of Lindenwood, Ill., at local Allstate agency owner Matt Ellingson’s office.
Seventy-four percent of Americans know someone who is a victim of domestic violence, but most don’t know how to help
NORTHBROOK, Ill., November 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Domestic violence affects more women than breast, lung, and ovarian cancer combined, but it’s a topic that many people find difficult to discuss. Research from The Allstate Foundation found that more than 50 percent of Americans say they wouldn’t know what do to help a victim of domestic violence. Additionally, it showed nearly 60 percent say domestic violence is a difficult topic to discuss with friends and family.
Grants continue commitment to Lincoln community, promoting safe and vital communities, financial literacy programs
LINCOLN, Neb., October 7, 2013 /3Bl Media/ – The Allstate Foundation has awarded 10 nonprofits with funding to carry out a diverse set of missions, but each with the goal of improving life in the Lincoln community. The nonprofits were chosen through a process designed to support nonprofit organizations in the areas of safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion and diversity; and economic empowerment. With the $75,000 in grants announced today, The Allstate Foundation has awarded $175,000 specifically to Lincoln-area nonprofits over the past three years.
One thousand Purple Purses travel the country to get people talking during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Domestic violence happens 145 times every hour in the U.S. It affects more women than breast cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer combined. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Allstate Foundation has partnered with actress Rosario Dawson for the Purple Purse campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the role finances play in helping survivors break free from violence.
The Allstate Foundation and Points of Light invite families to build kits; offer steps and plan to help all better prepare for a disaster
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – What constitutes a disaster? Certainly hurricanes, tornadoes and wild fires, but disasters also include events like extended power blackouts, house fires or floods. Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere, with little or no warning, but it is possible to be prepared for them.
More than 400 high school students compete in national journalism contest focused on safe teen driving
July 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Six high school teen journalists were selected as winners of the fifth annual Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards from more than 400 entries, earning prizes totaling $7,500. The national award program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, is an annual creative writing and journalism competition that encourages teens to address the number one killer of teens in the U.S. – motor vehicle crashes.
Cookeville High School in Tennessee chosen as the winner of the Act Out Loud program
NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – More than 100,000 teens across the country raised their voices for teen safe driving as a part of this year’s Act Out Loud contest, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety. Students at nearly 350 schools were challenged to design a t-shirt, a poster and host a rally in the spring to encourage more teens to have a conversation with their peers about staying safe on the road.
Junior Achievement USA® and The Allstate Foundation survey indicates teens are more optimistic about financial futures, yet concerned about paying for higher education
April 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and The Allstate Foundation's 2013 Teens and Personal Finance Poll shows that teenagers are more optimistic about their financial futures, with a 20 percent increase in teens believing they will be financially better off than their parents. However, part of their financial security comes from depending on parents until a later age.
More than $19 million donated to nonprofits to create safer, stronger communities
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.