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Allstate secures $15K grant for Bridging The Gap


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 15, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Fifteen Allstate agency owners from Newnan and the surrounding area recently came together to secure a $15,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit Bridging the Gap.

The grant will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to distribute food, toiletries and household items to community members in need of help.

The agency owners each earned $1,000 for Bridging the Gap’s community outreach efforts by organizing a donation drive. As part of the drive, the volunteers collected and sorted food and household items donated by the community at the nonprofit organization in May.

Bridging the Gap will use the $15,000 grant to further its work in the community.

The participating Allstate agency owners 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.

“As small business owners and community leaders, Allstate agency owners and financial specialists see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing the communities they serve,” said Michael Wright, Georgia Field Sales Leader, Allstate.

“Giving back is core to who we are, which is why we’re proud to volunteer and raise funds to support community members in need.”

Bridging the Gap 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.