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For Immediate Release

Title: The Allstate Foundation Responds to Growing Need For Haitian Relief


Funding for onsite relief efforts; Allstate employees and Agency owners also giving

 NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Recognizing the urgent need for aid to Haiti, today The Allstate Foundation has made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with humanitarian relief efforts.

 Additionally, with Allstate employees and Agency owners wanting a way to give to the relief efforts in Haiti, the Foundation has created the donation Web site http://american.redcross.org/allstate-emp in partnership with the American Red Cross that allows employees to make a personal donation directly to the relief organization. The Foundation will match every dollar that employees contribute up to an additional $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000.

 ”We are an organization made up of people who truly care and help those in need,” said Vicky Dinges, assistant vice president for Public Social Responsibility at Allstate. “Just as we would help our customers in their time of need, we are reaching out a hand to the victims in Haiti whose lives have been uprooted by this catastrophic earthquake.”

 

The Foundation’s donation is part of Allstate’s annual charitable and philanthropic contributions that totaled more than $18 million in 2009 to communities across the United States.

 About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). The Allstate Foundation sponsors community initiatives to promote “safe and vital communities;” “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity;” and “economic empowerment.” The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream. For additional information, visit www.Allstate.com/foundation.