New Jersey Allstate agency owners support domestic violence nonprofits by hosting donation drive

Allstate agency owner Ben Michalik, 342 Parsippany Road, supports nonprofit’s work to end domestic violence in New Jersey

PARSIPPANY — Allstate agency owners from across New Jersey are coming together to host a supply drive to benefit the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV). The donations will support the nonprofit’s mission to provide services to help end domestic violence and financial abuse throughout the state. The supply drive is part of a multi-state Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® donation effort that will benefit domestic violence shelters throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. Ben Michalik, 342 Parsippany Road, Parsippany is your local Allstate agency supporting the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV).

Now through December 11, the public can participate by donating new winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves for women, boys and girls. A complete list of most-needed supplies can be found by clicking here.

Through their volunteer efforts, each participating Allstate agency owner will secure a $1,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) will accept the grants and distribute the funding to local domestic violence nonprofits. The dates of the donation drives align with the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which NNEDV supports.

“As small business owners and community leaders, Allstate agency owners see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing the communities they serve,” said New Jersey Region Allstate spokesperson, Joyce Buford. “Giving back is core to who they are as agency owners, which is why they’re proud to volunteer and raise funds to support survivors of domestic violence and their families across New Jersey.” 

Items are being collected at the following Morris County Allstate locations including Parsippany’s Ben Michalik: 342 Parsippany Road:

·        Mina Dimetry, 261 Comly Road., Lincoln Park

·        Kevin Keller, 1243 Sussex Turnpike, #2, Randolph

·        Venkat Mallad, 123 Morris Street, Morristown

The National Network to End Domestic Violence and NJCEDV are among 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.

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. 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, click here.

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information click here.