Assistance League of Northern Virginia is extremely grateful to Christine Angles, an Allstate agency owner, exclusive agent, and personal financial representative, for again helping our chapter obtain funding from the Allstate Foundation. Christine and Allstate have supported our chapter in several ways over the years. Allstate twice held food-packing events that each provided 500 bags of nonperishable food for two elementary schools that we couldn’t accommodate with our monthly Weekend Food for Kids program. Recently, Christine and her colleagues at Allstate awarded us a grant of $10,000 from the Helping Hands in Community program that we will use to purchase new clothing for children at the elementary schools we serve, where a majority of the students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Through our New Clothing for Kids Program, we provide essential clothing items, such as sneakers, sweatpants and sweatshirts, T-shirts, leggings, underwear, toiletries, and winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves to children at eight Title I elementary schools in Fairfax and Prince William Counties, and the city of Alexandria. Many of these students might not otherwise have appropriate clothing to wear. Having suitable clothing and shoes not only improves children’s self-esteem, it also ensures they will be better able to participate in classroom activities and in outdoor activities at recess. Besides the grant, Christine and Allstate also donated new clothing, socks, and underwear, and sneakers for our GotSneakers campaign.
Allstate has a strong commitment to supporting the community and we are proud that Allstate has again selected Assistance League of Northern Virginia as a partner in those efforts. Both our organizations are committed to strengthening our community, and we appreciate having Christine Angles and Allstate helping us!