It’s an important time of the year that Allstaters come together to raise awareness of a critical issue impacting one in four women.
Allstate offices across the country are hosting Purple Purse activities throughout the month of October to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Kristy is a Claims Strategic Research Consultant currently on a talent share on the The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse team. Talent shares are short-term development opportunities designed to provide Allstaters access to short-term projects and experiences outside of their current roles.
As part of her six-week talent share, she’s helping coordinate the Northbrook, IL supply drive to support three local domestic violence nonprofits during the month of October. Employees can donate toiletries at one of the supply drive boxes located throughout the Northbrook campus or purchase an item from an Amazon Wishlist for easy ordering.
Outside of Northbrook, Allstate offices across the country are hosting Purple Purse activities as well. This year, there are 140 Purple Purse coordinators across 65 Allstate offices. A Purple Purse coordinator is an Allstate employee who has raised their hand to lead domestic violence and financial abuse awareness events or volunteer projects for their team, department or office in October. They host an event of their choice, plan and run it, while Kristy provides support to them along the way.
“It is great to see the passion that the coordinators have and the stories that come out of it. One woman spoke to me about how she wanted to do more, and it shows how much Allstaters truly care,” she shares. As she is wrapping up her talent share, she’s confident that she will be taking communication skills back to her role.
The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse program is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence through financial empowerment. Visit https://www.purplepurse.com/ to learn more.