Allstate agents raise funds for advocacy center

Six area Allstate agency owners and licensed sales professionals from the Fort Wayne area came together to secure a $6,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant to benefit the Huntington County Child Advocacy Center. The grant will support the Child Advocacy Center’s mission to providing a child-focused center to investigate child abuse, respond to reports and educate the community.

Participating Allstate agency owners and licensed sales professionals include Kathy Jordan, Huntington; Paul Mic-haylo, Fort Wayne; Jonathan Morales, Fort Wayne; Erin Small, Huntington; Veronica Uribe-Morales, Fort Wayne; and Daniel Westrick, Fort Wayne.

The agency owners and licensed sales professionals each earned $1,000 for Huntington County Child Advocacy Center by participating in the nonprofit’s pizza fund-raiser. They took pizza orders, made pizzas and distributed the pizzas to donors. They earned $1,500 from selling pizzas in addition to the $6,000 Helping Hands grant. Huntington County Child Advocacy Center will use the grant to purchase video equipment for victim interviews. The interviews can be viewed in court cases without the child having to relive their trauma.

Huntington County Child Advocacy Center is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants secured by agency owners, personal financial representatives and licensed sales professionals on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

Since The Allstate Foundation was founded in 1952, it has contributed over $449 million to support community nonprofits. In 2017, the foundation contributed more than $33 million.