As a kick off to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), Brazil residents are encouraged to donate gently-used women's suits or professional attire at select Allstate Insurance agencies.
As part of the Allstate Foundation Tell a Gal P.A.L. national donation drive, the donated suits will be given to the Council on Domestic Abuse (CODA) to help outfit domestic violence survivors with confidence as they enter or re-enter the workforce and get back on their feet financially.
Nearly new suits and professional attire that are cleaned and interview-appropriate will be accepted.
The Allstate Foundation asks residents to Tell a Gal P.A.L. and talk openly about domestic violence and how economic empowerment can provide a path to a safe future. P.A.L. stands for:
* Pass It On -- Talk freely about domestic violence to break the taboo. Tell others that economic abuse is a part of domestic violence,
* Act -- Take steps to protect your personal and financial safety, whether you're in an abusive relationship or not. Never underestimate how small acts can make a big difference, and
* Learn -- Empower yourself with the knowledge and resources available to help yourself, or someone you know, out of an abusive situation. Visit and direct others to www.ClickToEmpower.org for more information.
Residents interested in donating may log on to www.ClickToEmpower.org to find a list of participating Allstate donation locations. Additionally, donated items may be dropped off locally to Allstate Agent Ted Paris, 213 E. National Ave., Brazil.