Five Allstate agency owners and staff from northwest Ohio recently came together to volunteer and secure a $5,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant to benefit American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society will use the funding to further its efforts to eliminate cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service. Allstate volunteers earned Allstate Foundation grants for American Cancer Society by setting up, serving and cleaning up at a cancer survivor dinner. American Cancer Society is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants secured by agency owners, personal financial representatives and licensed sales professionals on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes. Since The Allstate Foundation was founded in 1952, it has contributed more than $449 million to support community nonprofits. In 2018, The Allstate Foundation contributed more than $33 million to support local communities. Participating Allstate agency owners and staff include Sandy Blanchard, Perrysburg; Arrow Dickerson, Toledo; Beau Ickes, Gibsonburg; Neil Ickes, Findlay; and De Ann Reynolds, Napoleon.