Fifteen Allstate agency owners and financial specialists from the New York City area recently came together to secure a $15,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant to benefit The Building Blocks Foundation. The grant will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to provide clothing to homeless children in New York City.
The agency owners each earned $1,000 for The Building Blocks Foundation by hosting a clothing drive to collect needed items including new t-shirts, socks and underwear for children in Kindergarten through grade 8 at Allstate agency offices in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and New Rochelle (owner, James Jubilee, Jr.). The Building Blocks Foundation will use the $15,000 grant to further its work in the community.
“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 West Nyack-based Allstate Financial Specialist Jay Mota, who also founded The Building Blocks Foundation. “Giving back is core to who we are, which is why we’re proud to volunteer and raise funds to improve the lives of people young people in the New York City area by providing critical items that keep them clothed and help build their confidence at school.”