Consider donating to a local Allstate agency’s Toys for Tots donation drive. All donations collected will go to local families in the community they were collected in.
Since 1947 the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program has rallied local communities to collect new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children within the community they are collected.
Last year, local Toys for Tots coordinators distributed over 18 million toys to nearly 7 million children, with the requests for toys higher than ever.
Between now and Friday, Dec. 15 Allstate agencies throughout Connecticut will be designated donation drop-off sites for Toys for Tots.
To schedule a donation drop-off, please contact your local Allstate agency owner.
The nearest Allstate office to Darien is in Stamford:
Suzanne Malloy Zaleski
543 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905
104 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851
There’s also an Allstate office in Fairfield:
1495 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825
Allstate and Toys for Tots
Thanks to the volunteerism of participating agencies, Toys for Tots will receive an $88,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant program.
Over the last three months, Allstate and Toys for Tots have worked closely to organize this multi-state donation drive. Together, they have rallied communities across the Northeast to give back to families in need.
“Finding a present under the tree on Christmas morning is an experience every child deserves,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
“Allstate has certainly done more than its fair share to help us bring that joy to children whose families have suffered so much. This has been an especially difficult year to raise corporate funds and toy donations, so Allstate’s support of the Marine Toys for Tots program region-wide is a real godsend.”
Allstate and Veterans
Military initiatives have been a priority since Allstate was founded by a veteran in 1931.
“We honor the loyalty and dedication of military members in real ways that show they are valued members of our society,” said Scott Blume, Northeast Region Sales Administrative Leader.
“Part of that is offering products and services customized for veterans and active military and their families—like a standard auto protection feature so military members won’t have to pay a higher rate if their coverage lapses due to deployment or assignment outside of the United States. But an even bigger part involves providing military and veterans with career opportunities and a wide range of support services.”
Allstate’s Joining Forces for Good Licensing Program helps military personnel and their spouses become licensed sales professionals and work in a local Allstate agency. The program is designed to connect applicants with agency owners looking to hire veterans and spouses across the country.
Once veterans and their spouses become Allstate agency employees, the company provides them with the tools and resources to be successful. The Allstate Veterans Engagement Team & Supporters (AVETS) — one of Allstate’s largest employee resource groups — brings together military and their advocates to share thoughts, experiences and ideas in a safe, collaborative environment.
Allstate is currently looking to hire military veterans and their spouses throughout the Northeast region. Interested candidates can learn more about Allstate’s Joining Forces for Good Licensing Program by visiting AllstateVeterans.Com.