• April 18, 2021
 Allstate Agency Owners earn $91,000 Grant for Texas Domestic Violence Nonprofits

Allstate Agency Owners earn $91,000 Grant for Texas Domestic Violence Nonprofits

Allstate agency owners from across Texas recently came together to secure a $91,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit domestic violence nonprofits throughout the state.

The grant will support the nonprofit organizations’ mission to empower women and children to create a violence-free world.  The supply drive coincided with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

The Allstate volunteers earned $91,000 for the domestic violence organizations by collecting much-needed items during a supply drive Oct. 23 – Nov. 3, in various locations across Texas including Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, East Texas, El Paso, Houston, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio.

The following domestic violence nonprofits benefitted from the supply drive donations:

  • Bexar County Family Justice Center
  • Center Against Sexual and Family Violence
  • East Texas Crisis Center
  • The Family Place
  • The Gatehouse
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Martha’s Home
  • The Texas Advocacy Project
  • Women’s Shelter of South Texas
  • Women Together Foundation

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.

“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 Larry Sedillo, Allstate Texas field senior vice president. “Giving back is core to who we are, which is why we’re proud of our agencies who volunteer and raise funds to improve the lives of people in the state of Texas.”

The Texas domestic violence nonprofits join 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.
  • Each October, domestic violence nonprofits across the country participate in the Purple Purse Challenge to raise funds for financial empowerment programs for domestic violence survivors. This year, more than 220 domestic violence nonprofits participated. Along with the Allstate Foundation grants awarded, more than $4.18 million was raised during the Purple Purse Challenge. To learn more and donate, visit PurplePurse.com

Participating Allstate agency owners include (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Cindy Aguirre, San Antonio
  • James Aleman, Corpus Christi
  • Ella Alvarez, Alice
  • Danny Andrus, El Paso
  • Oscar Arrieta, El Paso
  • Melissa Azzam, Kilgore
  • Volora Baldon, Missouri City
  • Tim Bates, Humble
  • Joe Blanco, Katy
  • Bill Brandes, Grapevine
  • Kimberley Bridenstine, Killeen
  • Tiffany Brimberry, Spring
  • Dan Brown, San Antonio
  • Jeremy Burk, Flower Mound
  • Herman Burroughs, Houston
  • Jennifer Butler, Webster
  • George Carranza, Plano
  • Toya Coleman, Houston
  • Rene Contreras, Ingleside
  • Miguel Dominguez, McAllen
  • Jeff Donaway, Amarillo
  • Bill Eggar, Arlington
  • Terry Everett, Sherman
  • Mark Evetts, Portland
  • Myrna Faz, El Paso
  • Malisa Floyd, The Woodlands
  • Linda Fullman, Longview
  • Brian Garner, Spring
  • Maria Golseth, Bedford
  • Brenda Gomez, McAllen
  • Elissa Gonzalez, San Antonio
  • Wendy Gray, Austin
  • Dwayne Hargis, Corpus Christi
  • Jackie Harris, Pearland
  • Laura Harris, Corpus Christi
  • Ralph Hawkins, Humble
  • Tricia Herte, Corpus Christi
  • Enrique Hilton, Brownsville
  • Paul Hinson, Kerrville
  • Yvette Holguin, Arlington
  • Brandy Jackson, Houston
  • Melinda Jackson, San Antonio
  • Dorian Jimenez, Grapevine
  • Randy Jones, Euless
  • Eric Kent, El Paso
  • Brad Kerley, Addison
  • Deepa Krishan, Spring
  • David Kubicki, Pinehurst
  • Ericka Leon, El Paso
  • Heather Luhman, Bedford
  • Amy Maddox, Cedar Park
  • Grant Malone, White Oak
  • Eddie Martinez, Corpus Christi
  • Ashley Mauldin, Amarillo
  • Cathryn McArthur, Fort Worth
  • Bill McDonald, Amarillo
  • Kevin McKee, Dallas
  • Don Morrison, Corpus Christi
  • Linda Morrison, Corpus Christi
  • Katleen Muniz, Houston
  • Andrew Norris, Round Rock
  • Adebukola Oyejobi, Houston
  • Courtney Phillips, Houston
  • Jim Phillips, Austin
  • Rise Phillips, Granbury
  • Adam Pisani, Houston
  • Roy Portillo, El Paso
  • Linda Purnellodom, Farmers Branch
  • David Reid, Spring
  • Annette Roberts, San Antonio
  • Johnny Rodriguez, Brownsville
  • Cheri Roman, Austin
  • Paco Sanchez, El Paso
  • Chris Sapp, Texas City
  • Kelvin Smith, Richardson
  • Deanna Stuart, Corpus Christi
  • Brenda Ta, Houston
  • Steve Thomas, Fort Worth
  • Michael Thornton, Duncanville
  • Elizabeth Torres, El Paso
  • Doug Townsend, Georgetown
  • Magdalen Vasquez, San Antonio
  • Leticia Villalon, San Antonio
  • Kevin Vincent, Amarillo
  • David Vogel, Sherman
  • Gabe Volinsky, Buda
  • Gloria Wesley, Missouri City
  • Charla White-Walters, Dallas
  • Diana Wickman, Garland
  • Don Wilde, Houston
  • Ruth Williams, Houston
  • Danny Wilson, Plano
  • Mechille Wilson, Buna
  • Rex Young, Amarillo

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