October 8, 2019

Allstate agencies around the country are hosting supply drives for survivors of domestic violence

Find an agency near you and donate much-needed supplies by Friday, Oct. 11.

Allstate agencies across the country are accepting donations of new or gently used professional clothing which can help a survivor get back on her feet. Photo via Artificial Photography/Unsplash

Did you know one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You can help make a difference by participating in a supply drive. Allstate agencies across the country are collecting items for survivors in communities across the country.

What supplies should you donate? Many drop-off locations are accepting toiletries, professional clothing and accessories, bedding, and items for children, such as diapers. (See what each location is in need of in the link below.) By donating these items you will help women in your community rebuild their lives. The deadline for donations is Friday, Oct. 11. Find an Allstate drop-off location near you.

This supply drive is a part of a multi-state Allstate Foundation effort that will benefit more than 50 domestic violence nonprofits across the country.

In addition to the supply drive, there are other ways you can help survivors. Start by knowing the signs of domestic violence and financial abuse.

Reach out to a survivor you may know and offer your assistance. By starting a conversation and showing support, you can let a survivor know she is not alone.

There are resources available which you can point them to, such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-SAFE). The hotline is answered 24/7. You can also Find a domestic violence shelter in your area at www.domesticshelters.org.

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