Allstate agency owners and financial specialists from the Little Rock area recently came together with Allstate volunteers across six neighboring states to secure a $103,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant to benefit the American Cancer Society. The grant will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to save lives from breast cancer.
 
The Little Rock-area volunteers earned the grant for the American Cancer Society by walking and providing event support such as passing out water at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at North Shores Park. The American Cancer Society will use the grant to further its work in breast cancer research, support services and early detection.
 
The participating Allstate volunteers are among thousands of agency owners and financial specialists around the country working to strengthen communities by volunteering their time to support the causes they care about most.
 
“I have a loved one who passed away from breast cancer and the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer was a special way to honor him,” said North Little Rock Allstate agency owner Brook Brolo. “I am grateful fellow Allstate owners and volunteers joined me in raising funds to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.”
 
The American Cancer Society is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants secured by agency owners and financial specialists on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.
 
The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants are one example of The Allstate Foundation’s legacy of service and giving for communities and nonprofits across the U.S.:
 
·        Since The Allstate Foundation was founded in 1952, it has contributed over $400 million to support community nonprofits.
·       In 2016, The Allstate Foundation contributed more than $25 million to communities across the U.S.
Participating Allstate volunteers include:
 
·       Matt Black, Maumelle
·       Kelly Bresnahan, Heber Springs
·       Brooke Brolo, North Little Rock
·       Robert Hubbard, Little Rock
·       Jeffrey Jones, Little Rock
·       Jennifer King, Little Rock
·       Julie Leyendecker, Maumelle
·       Amanda Lowell, Little Rock
·       Tina Moore, Heber Springs
·       Michael Morgan, Van Buren
·       Andrew Ott, Conway
·       Tomeka Richard, North Little Rock