11,000 hours of Volunteer Service Pledged

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11,000 hours of Volunteer Service Pledged

Allstate’s Week of Service runs from June 10-15
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Monday, June 10, 2013 - 12:30pm

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – During Allstate’s Week of Service, June 10-15, employees and agency owners extend thousands of helping hands to nonprofits providing important social services. More than 3,000 Allstate volunteers will donate upwards of 11,000 hours of service in communities across the U.S. and in Canada, India, and Northern Ireland. Projects include cleaning up a beach in Chicago, taking down graffiti in Philadelphia and collecting food for the needy.  

This year’s Week of Service also continues a partnership with Feeding America.  Allstate will support more than 50 local food banks by collecting food and money that will help provide 345,000 meals to families at risk of hunger.

“Whether it’s cleaning up a park or mentoring a teen, we can all do our part to give back,” said Vicky Dinges, vice president of corporate social responsibility at Allstate. “Personally, I volunteer at two organizations—my local YWCA and the National Network to End Domestic Violence—because I have a passion for ending violence against women.  There are thousands of causes that need our support and most importantly our time.  During this week and throughout the year, please consider giving your time to a nonprofit in your community.”

“Both within and outside of our partnership, Allstate and Feeding America demonstrate a shared readiness and willingness to help the communities we serve nationwide,” said Bob Aiken, president and CEO of Feeding America. “I personally commend Allstate’s employees for this commitment to volunteerism, as it is a reminder that we all have a role to play to enable others to make a difference in their own lives.”

The nonprofit organizations where employees and agency owners volunteer during the week are presented with a $500 grant to help support their organizations. In total, nearly $150,000 will be awarded on behalf of Allstate employees and agency owners to nonprofit organizations for Week of Service in recognition of the good work they do in their communities.

In addition to Week of Service, Allstate honors the year round community service of our employees with grants to the nonprofits they serve. In 2012, The Allstate Foundation supported the volunteerism of employees and agency owners with more than $2 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations. Annually, Allstate employees and agency owners donate more than 200,000 hours of volunteer services to benefit local communities around the country.

Find a volunteer project in your community visit http://allstatevolunteers.volunteermatch.org/.

Learn about Allstate's volunteerism programs, visit www.allstate.com/socialresponsibility.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” As part of Allstate’s commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.



Kyle Donash
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