Allstate agency owner Bill Baker recently secured a $1,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant to support Personal Energy Transportation of Southwest Missouri’s efforts to provide the gift of mobility to thousands of mobility challenged people around the world.

As a volunteer with PET, Baker joins thousands of Allstate agency owners and financial specialists around the country who aim to improve their communities by supporting important local causes, such as raising money for domestic violence programs and empowering youth to reach their full potential.

“As a small business owner in Aurora, I see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing our area,” Baker said. “Giving back is tremendously rewarding and gives me a sense of purpose. I believe that when we help others, we can be a positive force for change in our communities, which is why I’m proud to support PET’s work. ”

PET 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 domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

The Helping Hands in the Community grants are one example of The Allstate Foundation’s legacy of service and giving.

Since The Allstate Foundation was founded in 1952, it has contributed $400 million to support community nonprofits.

In 2016, The Allstate Foundation gave more than $25 million to charitable causes.

About the Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.