AllState volunteers secure 5 grants for YWCA

Thank you to Allstate volunteers Machelle Colligan, Agency Owner, and Steve Skurka, Amanda Dross, Brianna Coffland, and Terri Collette, Personal Financial Representatives, for their generous support of YWCA Walla Walla.

 “Allstate challenged each of us this year to become involved in The Allstate Purple Purse Foundation,” said Machelle.  This foundation, established in 2005, is dedicated to helping end domestic violence and financial abuse.

“My office staff and I had a donation drive to collect items such as shampoo, hair dryers and baby clothes” for YWCA Walla Walla, Machelle said. Then Machelle and four employees applied for and received on YWCA’s behalf five Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants, each for $1000.

Machelle and Steve visited YWCA Walla Walla in December to present a check representing the five awards.

“Allstate really believes in helping communities and sponsors annually our ‘Purple Purse Foundation’ for women who are trying to be safe and start over,” said Machelle. “I am so happy to represent such an awesome company.”