Every few months, another “pay it forward” story makes the rounds: A stranger in a grocery store line helps feed a hungry family, a simple deed done in passing makes a lasting impression. Such stories put into perspective the power of Allstate Week of Service, which took place May 11-17. Allstate employees, agency owners, friends and family logged more than 14,000 volunteer hours at 400 nonprofits. Participants included everyone from Allstate Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Sanjay Gupta (who sorted and stocked food at a Tampa Bay, Florida Feeding America warehouse) to agency owners like Hilo, Hawaii’s Kris Speegle who recruited family, friends and community members to paint The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps.
Each person who submitted a project earned a $500 grant for their nonprofit organization. Also key to the week’s success were the food drives held at 60 of Allstate’s largest office locations through a partnership with Feeding America. More than 32,000 pounds of food was collected.
“Our business is all about bringing good to people’s lives by protecting what they hold dear. Allstate employees and agency owners extend that commitment by going above and beyond to support our communities—it’s built into our DNA.” says Allstate’s Senior Manager of Community Engagement Laura Freveletti.
Congratulations Allstate Insurance Company!