South Philly Allstate agency collecting donations for Toys for Tots

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The Joe Tralie Allstate agency is one of hundreds across the Northeast partnering with Toys for Tots, earning the Toys for Tots Foundation a $30,000 Helping Hands Grant.

Allstate agency owner and South Philly business owner Joe Tralie is teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer. From now until Friday, Dec. 7, community members are encouraged to stop by his agency to donate new, unwrapped toys for local children in need.

Tralie joins hundreds of Allstate agency owners throughout the Northeast United States in serving as donation drop-off sites this year, including 80 in Pennsylvania. Thanks to the volunteerism of participating agencies, Toys for Tots will receive a $30,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant to help even more children this holiday season.

“As a small business owner in South Philadelphia, I see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing our area,” Tralie said. “I’m proud to join my fellow Allstate agency owners in supporting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and encourage community members to stop by to donate to this great organization.”

Over the last two months, Allstate and Toys for Tots have worked closely to organize this multi-state donation drive. Together, they have rallied communities across the Northeast to give back to families in need.

“We are very pleased to welcome The Allstate Foundation and local Allstate agencies back this year as a major National Corporate Sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots Program,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children, who otherwise might have been forgotten.”

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is one of thousands of organizations this year that will receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grants secured by agency owners and financial specialists on behalf of the nonprofit where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing youth empowerment, domestic violence, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

The Joe Tralie Allstate Agency is located at 1141 Pierce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 in South Philly.

The office is open Monday toFriday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact Joe Tralie and his team to schedule a donation drop-off at (215) 249–6499 or joetralie@allstate.com.