Allstar Charitable Foundation
BECAUSE WE CARE
Since it was founded in 2009 by the Heaner family on behalf of Allstar employees, the Allstar Charitable Foundation has donated more than $860,000 and devoted countless volunteer hours to educational and healthcare nonprofit organizations. The Foundation is financed by Allstar's employees, which is then matched by the company annually. At the end of each year, the Foundation splits half of its annual budget between each of its 10 regions to select a local charity to support, while the remaining half is donated to a national organization.
This Year's Recipients
REGIONAL ($2,500 each):
Atlanta-based Allstar Financial Group, on behalf of the Allstar Charitable Foundation, presented a $2,500 check to Must Ministries, an organization dedicated to caring for those in need in the Marietta, Smyrna and Canton/Cherokee County communities. Founded in 1971 by the Rev. Wayne Williams, MUST Ministries’ initial programs included a grocery, bus ministries for the elderly, a youth tutoring program and outreach ministries to "alienated" young people. Today, the ministry provides emergency and supportive housing, supplies food through its neighborhood pantries, assists with employment, and operates a thrift store.
Ronald McDonald House
The Northeast-area divisions of Allstar Financial Group presented a $2,500 check to the Long Island Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ronald McDonald House Charities keeps families seeking medical treatment for their sick children near the care they need and the families they love. The funds, which were given by the Allstar Charitable Foundation, will be used to cover operating expenses related to running the facility.
Columbia-based Allstar Financial Group, on behalf of the Allstar Charitable Foundation, presented a $2,500 check to GirlUp GVL, a free after-school and summer program devoted to serving at-risk middle and high school girls in Greenville, SC.
According to GirlUp GVL Founder Kim Mogan, the funds will be used to offset the costs associated with summer camps and leadership programs for the girls enrolled in the program.
“We are so grateful for this gracious gift that will help fund new experiences for the girls to discover their potential through various summer camps, youth retreats and other enrichment opportunities,” said Mogan. “These new experiences will allow the girls to further develop a sense of self. It is this self confidence that will lead the girls to make better decisions in life.”
Akron-based Recreation Insurance Specialists, a division of Allstar Financial Group, presented a $2,500 check to Pegasus Farm, a therapeutic equestrian center located in Northeast Ohio. Pegasus supports and empowers people who are facing emotional, behavioral, cognitive, developmental, or physical challenges with therapeutic equestrian programs, vocational services, and recreational and social activities. The funds donated by the foundation will be devoted in part to offset expenses incurred by individuals and families who are unable to afford the program. The remaining funds will go towards the establishment of a new Military Family Center that helps veterans overcome conditions such as PTSD, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, depression and social isolation.
The Norcross Co-op
Norcross-based National Custom Corporate Services, on behalf of the Allstar Charitable Foundation, presented a $2,500 check to Norcross Cooperative Ministry. NCM is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to families in Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Doraville and Tucker, Georgia in Gwinnett County. The center serves 50 to 70 families per day from a 12,000-square foot facility, and has expanded services to include on--site hiring events, job readiness classes, money management courses and regular health fairs.
Mercy Medical Clinic in Auburn, AL
South: Jesse’s House
The Family Place
Safe & Sound