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Oct 29, 2015, 14:44 ET
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Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge® Raises Nearly $3.1 Million for Domestic Violence Survivors

 More than 160 nonprofits banded together as part of the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge, and through online donations and...

Oct 20, 2015, 07:00 ET

California Students Witness Disturbing Distracted Driving

 Distracted driving near California schools is placing students, pedestrians and other drivers at risk and does not appear to be improving...

Sep 30, 2015, 07:00 ET
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The Allstate Foundation and Nonprofit Community Urge Public to Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Services

 More than 160 nonprofits participating in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge are calling on the public to raise funds for...

Sep 25, 2015, 07:00 ET
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Actress Kerry Washington Unveils New Purse Design and Kicks Off Campaign to Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Services

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® ambassador Kerry Washington unveiled her latest purse design to bring attention to domestic violence and...

Jun 24, 2015, 08:05 ET

New Report Finds Parents in the Dark about their Teens' Driving Habits

 A report from The Allstate Foundation finds many parents are largely unaware that their teens are speeding, driving while distracted, and even...

Apr 07, 2015, 10:30 ET

Only Three Percent of Americans Ranked Financial Abuse as Most Likely to Cause Lasting Negative Effects

 Financial abuse is a tactic used by abusers in ninety-eight percent of domestic violence situations and its effects are often life-altering....

Oct 28, 2014, 14:40 ET

Allstate Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants to Fund Financial Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors

 Today, The Allstate Foundation announced 14 recipients in a one-of-a-kind grant program supporting financial empowerment services for domestic...

Oct 17, 2014, 07:00 ET

Distracted Drivers Lack Focus Near California Schools

California drivers can make significant gains in focus while behind the wheel, reveals a new study funded by The Allstate Foundation. Students who...

Sep 16, 2014, 13:50 ET
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Kerry Washington Joins The Allstate Foundation to Spotlight Finances As A "Weapon of Choice" Used by Domestic Violence Abusers

 Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress and advocate Kerry Washington has joined with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

La Encuesta de la Fundación Allstate Muestra que Cerca de Dos Tercios de las Mujeres Hispanas Conocen a una Víctima del Abuso

De acuerdo a una nueva encuesta nacional publicada por La Fundación Allstate, cerca de dos tercios (64 por ciento) de las mujeres hispanas...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

Allstate Foundation Survey Finds Nearly Two-Thirds of Hispanic Women Know a Victim of Abuse

According to a new national survey released by The Allstate Foundation, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Hispanic women say they have personally...

Sep 02, 2014, 12:42 ET

The Allstate Foundation Invites Public to Fill Up Purple Purses: Online Challenge of 140 Nonprofits Will Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Services

 It is the least talked about part of domestic violence—financial abuse. In an endeavor to raise money for nonprofits that provide...

Jul 24, 2014, 09:35 ET

Rutgers Study Proves Financial Education Key to Recovery after Leaving Violent Relationships

Long after the physical bruises of domestic violence fade, the ones caused by an often overlooked aspect of violent relationships...

Apr 29, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Pop Sensation Austin Mahone Asks Teens to #GetThereSafe during the Most Dangerous Months on the Road

The Allstate Foundation and singer Austin Mahone are challenging teens to #GetThereSafe during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month this May and...

Apr 16, 2014, 09:10 ET

Siete de cada 10 padres hispanos no están al tanto de que los choques de autos son la causa número uno de muertes de adolescentes

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, 16 de abril de 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La encuesta que se inaugura titulada ¡Vamos! de la...

Apr 16, 2014, 08:39 ET

Seven out of 10 Hispanic Parents Unaware that Car Crashes Are the No. 1 Killer of Teens

 The inaugural ¡Vamos! survey from The Allstate Foundation found that 29 percent of Hispanic parents correctly identified car crashes as...

Feb 06, 2014, 18:00 ET

Nonprofits Awarded $158,000 from Florida Allstate Agents

One hundred thirteen Florida Allstate agency owners received Agency Hands in the Community Awards for their commitment to helping others. With...

Nov 05, 2013, 14:57 ET

What Should You Say When You Think Someone Is Being Abused?

Domestic violence affects more women than breast, lung, and ovarian cancer combined, but it's a topic that many people find difficult to discuss....

Nov 04, 2013, 08:00 ET

Thousands of California High School Students Hoist a #GetThereSafe Flag to Remind Teens to Drive Smart

Over a five-year period (2007-2011), 1,572 California teen drivers, ages 13-19, were involved in fatal crashes[1], and more than half of those teen...

Oct 17, 2013, 10:00 ET

Distracted Drivers Lack Focus Near California Schools

California drivers' focus near schools has significant room for improvement according to an annual observational study conducted this week across...