June 5, 2017

Allstate raises over $7 million in a month-long campaign of volunteerism

Bring Out the Good Month helped to support more than 8,000 nonprofit organizations around the country

Thousands of Allstate agency owners and employees volunteered at nonprofits in their communities during the company's Bring Out the Good Month in April.

Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson is a believer in the changing role of corporations. In an op-ed for The Washington Post in September, Wilson wrote that corporations have an opportunity to be a force for good in their communities—which is in turn also good for business.

Allstate demonstrated that value during the company’s most recent Bring Out the Good Month, which wrapped in April. For the second consecutive year, Allstate employees and agency owners raised over $7 million for more than 8,000 nonprofit organizations around the country, according to a press release from the company. Nearly 13,000 Allstate volunteers participated in over 871 volunteer projects.

As The Renewal Project, which is made possible by Allstate, celebrates its one-year anniversary of telling the stories of changemakers across the country, we’d like to shine a light on some of the volunteers who helped make Bring Out the Good Month a success:

  • On April 15, more than 200 Allstate agency owners and employees helped beautify three Denver-area Boys and Girls Clubs, setting a record for the most ever agency owner volunteers at an Allstate event. The volunteers landscaped and assembled bleachers. Through the Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® program, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver received a $124,000 grant.
  • On April 20, 24 Allstate agency owners and employees partnered with YouthBuild to construct a home for a disadvantaged family in Birmingham, Alabama. The international nonprofit helps young people learn construction skills by building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in their neighborhoods. YouthBuild received an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant for $24,000, which enabled the organization to meet its Department of Labor fundraising goal.

  • On April 28, about a dozen Allstate employees teamed up with the Long Island State Veterans Home to support the Veterans: Interaction, Entertainment and Snack event in Long Island, New York. The volunteers provided entertainment for more than 100 veterans and their families, while also preparing food and assisting disabled veterans in attendance.

  • On April 26, 40 Allstate employees teamed up with Doorways for Women and Families to hold an Allstate Foundation Purple Purse pancake breakfast in Chantilly, Virginia. In addition to serving up pancakes to help raise money for the nonprofit organization, Allstaters spent time learning more about the Doorways for Women and Families mission and other ways to support the nonprofit. The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® program granted the organization more than $2,000 to support their efforts.

April isn’t the only month when Allstate encourages volunteering among its employees and agency owners. Allstaters are encouraged to support local nonprofits throughout the year. In 2016, Allstate employees and agency owners donated 230,000 volunteer hours and supported more than 8,800 nonprofits with monetary donations.

The Renewal Project

The Renewal Project celebrates innovation, resilience, and ingenuity across America. Allstate and Atlantic Media have partnered since 2009 to bring attention to the middle class in the face of a recession. This partnership includes TheRenewalProject.com, reporting at TheAtlantic.com, The Renewal Series events across the country, The Renewal Awards, and the Allstate-Atlantic Media Heartland Monitor Poll.

Email us with your stories of renewal at info@therenewalproject.com.