Allstate NI spent over 10,000 hours volunteering last year

  • Photo: Allstate NI staff volunteering with Ulster Wildlife at Bog Meadows, Belfast.

    Allstate NI – the largest IT provider across Northern Ireland - announced that its employees spent 10,403 hours volunteering with local charities during 2019.

    Over 1,000 staff from its offices in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Strabane participated in several volunteering initiatives organised by Allstate’s Force for Good NI committee.

    Launched in 2017, the committee “firmly embedded corporate social responsibility into the culture at Allstate NI”, according to the tech firm. It said it has seen a 500% increase in the number of staff volunteering since 2018, and over 500 unique events organised in the last year.

    Among the 238 local charities and organisations that benefitted were Business in the Community, New Horizons, Alzheimer’s Society, YENI, Woodland Trust, Air Ambulance NI and Assisi Animal Sanctuary.

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    Allstate NI has also pledged £30,306 to 23 projects in local communities through its ‘Funding for Good’ programme. Two key recipients include the Strabane Community Project Kitchen refurbishment and the Allstate Cyber Safety for Kids initiative.

    John Healy OBE, Managing Director and Vice President of Allstate NI said: “Over the past 12 months, we have fully embraced our fundamental responsibility to contribute to the local communities we are part of, demonstrating the values at the heart of Allstate Northern Ireland. We look forward to seeing this dedication and commitment grow in 2020”.

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