Allstar Financial Group and Kids In Need Foundation Donate 150 Backpacks and School Supplies to Findley Community Learning Center
Gift to Support Underprivileged Elementary Students
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Allstar Financial Group
Sep 16, 2019
AKRON, OH (Sept. 16, 2019) – Allstar Financial Group, a leading provider of commercial and personal insurance solutions, today announces it has donated backpacks and school supplies to elementary students at Findley Community Learning Center. In partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation, employees from the company’s 26 offices across the country contributed to the gift through donations from the Allstar Charitable Foundation.
According to the Kids In Need Foundation, more than 15 million kids live in extreme poverty in the U.S. and arrive on the first day of school without the supplies they need to learn. The backpacks provided by Allstar will be given to 150 deserving kids that began this school year with inadequate supplies at Findley Community Learning Center. “Giving back to the communities in which we live and serve is at the core of Allstar Financial Group,” states Andrew Heaner, chairman and CEO of Allstar Financial Group.
“When students have the supplies they need in the classroom, our studies show they are more engaged in learning,” says Kristine Cohn, Senior Director of Development and Corporate Partnerships, Kids In Need Foundation. "Allstar Financial Group is stepping up to help students this year with backpacks filled with supplies that will help them succeed. We want to express our appreciation for this generous donation to help those shaping the future of our country.”
The ‘Allstar in the Community’ program is a quarterly initiative that encourages the company’s more than 250 employees to volunteer and support organizations making a difference in their neighborhoods. Through the program, the company is donating more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary students in Ohio and Texas.
“The Allstar Charitable Foundation and Allstar in the Community initiatives were established to bolster corporate social responsibility within our organization,” shares David Brett, President of Allstar Financial Group. “We’re firm believers that education is one of the most important investments you can make in a child. Knowing how many children across the country have to go to school without any school supplies is heartbreaking. It was important to us as individuals and our team to help these children start the new school year off on the right foot.”
About Allstar Financial Group
Founded in 1965 and based in Atlanta, Allstar Financial Group provides commercial and personal insurance solutions to a diverse group of clients. With a network of 26 offices and more than 15 companies across the country, it has over 250 employees writing surety, commercial and personal lines insurance business. The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, exceptional financial strength and underwriting excellence. Allstar Financial Group maintains its own underwriting, claim handling, legal and audit staff to assist clients and implement internal best practices. For further information on Allstar Financial Group, visit www.allstarfinancialgroup.com.