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Allstate Agency Owners Help New City-Area Domestic Violence Survivors with Supply Drive


New City-area Allstate agency owners, along with Allstate volunteers from 15 states, have secured Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants to benefit 35 nonprofit organizations, including a $7,000 grant for the Center for Safety & Change. The nonprofit serving domestic violence survivors will use the funding to provide services to domestic violence victims and their families.

Allstate volunteers empowered local community members to donate critical supplies, such as clothing, housewares and personal care items – a powerful way to support domestic violence nonprofits providing life-changing services to survivors of domestic violence and financial abuse. Organizations like Center for Safety & Change often operate with limited resources and collecting supplies helps nonprofits focus on serving more survivors.

“With one in four women experiencing domestic violence in her lifetime, this is an issue affecting every community, including New City,” said Allstate New York spokesperson, Christina Kelly. “We’re proud to dedicate our time and collect much-needed resources to support these vital local organizations and the survivors they serve. We care about helping survivors and their families break the cycle of violence in their lives.”

The supply drive was part of a multi-state effort of The Allstate Foundation benefiting 35 participating domestic violence nonprofits in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. The volunteer efforts raised $340,000 in grants for the nonprofits.

Center for Safety & Change is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants secured by Allstate agency owners and financial specialists for their volunteer efforts. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

Participating New City-area Allstate agency owner volunteers:

·        Heather Bowie, Suffern

·        George Cambronne, Piermont

·        Donald Castaldo, New City

·        Timothy Chhim, Nanuet

·        Kevin Franchino, West Nyack

·        Matthew Franchino, New City

·        Dean Gentile, Tallman

·        Jeffrey Hernandez, West Haverstraw

·        Peter Singla, Nanuet

·        Steven Vitiello, Stony Point

To learn more about The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants and all the ways Allstate volunteers put their Helping Hands to work in local communities, visit