Metro Atlanta Allstate employees use foundation grant for literacy program


A dozen Allstate professionals in metro Atlanta used $12,000 they received from the Allstate Foundation to provide books for students in the area.

Officials said the $12,000 was from the Allstate Foundation’s Helping Hands grant, used to improve communities through causes they care about. Books were distributed to students at Benteen Elementary School, part of Atlanta Public Schools.

“Giving back is core to who we are,” said Bob Holden, Allstate field senior vice president, “which is why we’re proud to volunteer and raise funds to improve the lives of people across Atlanta.”

The money will go to Books for Keeps, which works to provide books for children from low-income families. The Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals earned $1,000 each by participating in a Books for Keeps program to stop the summer reading decline.

Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals who participated include:

Scott Beaver, Watkinsville

Kevin Christian, Athens

Penn Hurst, Athens

Vicki Hutchins, Atlanta 

Arlisher Jones, Atlanta

Lashay Jones, Atlanta

Melanie Lumpkin, Woodstock

Steve Moranos, Marble Hill

Joe Rehonic, Winder

Rudy Surovick, Cartersville

Merryn Walker, Athens

Thony Zetrenne, Atlanta

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