Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Assistance League Receives Grant

Assistance League of Northern Virginia recognizes The Allstate Foundation and Allstate volunteers for being positive forces for change in our community. Twenty-two Allstate volunteers came together to host a day of community service that enabled the all-volunteer, nonprofit organization to secure a $22,000 Helping Hands Grant.

Allstate volunteers, including David Akers, Christine Angles, Rudolf Alston, Jose Bernal, David Bowen, Sharon Driscoll, Shelley Driscoll, Kevin Dupree, Matthew Henaghan, Joyia Lytle, Mike Mazri, Sharon Neighoff, Jason Passarell, Ricardo Paz Soldan, Christopher Ruby, Tonya Semones, Jason Sengpiehl, William Simkins, Miguel Villegas, Michael Wallach, William Waughn and Don Wright, gave their time to support the nonprofit’s program that reduces hunger in our vulnerable communities.

For more than 60 years, the Allstate Foundation has been bringing out the good in millions of lives, committing financial and human resources where they can make the most impact. Weekend Food for Kids was selected as the featured service activity for the “Feed Your Future Volunteer Relay” that took place in Washington, D.C., in October 2018. Assistance League was honored to be included as a partner providing innovative and lasting solutions to enhance the community’s well-being.

The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that its employees care about most. Allstate executives and regional advisory board members, including exclusive agents and exclusive financial specialists from D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, participated in a relay race to pack more than 500 bags of nonperishable food for less advantaged children in our region.

Allstate senior communication consultant, Caitlyn Barron, and Allstate exclusive agent, Christine Angles, organized the group activity and orchestrated the group grant.

“This is all beyond outstanding! We are so proud to hear that our efforts benefited some of the most vulnerable in our society - our children,” said Shaundra Turner Jones, Allstate corporate relations manager. “This impactful event has our hearts full and we look forward to being involved in many more,” she added.

The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant will help Assistance League advance its mission to transform the lives of children and strengthen our community. The funds will be used to purchase three-months’ worth of food for underprivileged children in six partner schools enrolled in the 2019-20 Weekend Food for Kids program.

Allstate Foundation and Allstate volunteers bring out the good in their community, helping organizations like Assistance League bring important programs to those most in need. To learn more, visit www.alnv.org.

Karen Smith Amster

VP Resource Development

Assistance League of Northern Virginia

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