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Bridge Family Center and Allstate Foundation Partner to Support Greater Hartford Youth

The Allstate Foundation provided West Hartford-based The Bridge Family Center with a $10,000 donation as local agents launch holiday donation drive.



The Bridge Family Center is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 donation from The Allstate Foundation to support positive youth development in the Greater Hartford area. To celebrate this new partnership, nearly 25 Connecticut Allstate agents are collecting donations during the holiday season to support children and teens the Bridge serves, further deepening the impact The Allstate Foundation is making in the region.

“We are incredibly appreciative of the relationship we have with The Allstate Foundation,” said Margaret Hann, Executive Director for the Bridge. “Not only will their gift strengthen the efforts we have in place to mentor, counsel, and support at-risk youth, the donations from the agents will assist the teens and young adults in our residential programs as they gain the security and skills needed for their next steps in life.”

In addition to three counseling centers and a Family Resource Center, the Bridge runs four short-term assessment and respite shelters for youth/teens/young adults ages 11-20 who are either referred by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or in need of emergency shelter. It also manages a therapeutic group home and a number of transitional and independent living sites for teens outside the DCF system.

“The Allstate Foundation has been committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that bring out the good in our communities for more than 60 years,” said Alyssa Ryan, Allstate spokesperson. “We believe that good starts young and we’re proud to support organizations like the Bridge Family Center that help youth reach their full potential.”

From Thursday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 16, the following Allstate agencies will be collecting donations on behalf of the Bridge. Members of the Greater Hartford community are encouraged to drop off donations during normal business hours. Please see the flyer attached for details.

  • Jennifer M. Johnson Agency – 56 E Main St., Avon, CT 06001
  • Denise Paquette Agency – 1463 Berlin Tpk., Berlin, CT 06037
  • Ben Hoisington Agency – 38 Tunxis Ave., #40, Bloomfield, CT 06002
  • Allen Insurance Agency – 259 Farmington Ave., Bristol, CT 06010
  • Raymond Zailskas Agency – 244 Queen St., Southington, CT 06489
  • Franklin Osei Insurance Agency – 44 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06118
  • John Calkins Agency – 44 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06118
  • Wanda Phillippe Agency – 775 Silver Ln., East Hartford, CT 06118
  • Hilary A Bernetich Agency – 1422 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032
  • The Cullen Agency, Inc. – 555 Main St., Manchester, CT 06040
  • Anthony J Franco II Agency – 769 Newfield St., Middletown, CT 06457
  • Art Schaller Agency – 25 Veterans Drive, New Britain, CT 06051
  • Gasparino Agency, LLC – 1 Lathrop Ave., Norwich, CT 06360
  • Grace Waag Agency – 35 Elm St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475
  • Prozzo Agency, LLC – 92 East St., Plainville, CT 06062
  • Bryan McPherson Agency – 283-A Main St., Portland, CT 06480
  • Billy Ziegenbalg Agency – 954 E Main St., Torrington, CT 06790
  • Robert Dunn Agency – 843 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Veronica Airey-Wilson Agency – 1141 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110
  • Barlow Financial Co. Agency – 126 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119
  • Andrea Zmenyak-Liberno Agency – 17 Oakwood Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119
  • Gridley Insurance, LLC – 187 Broad St., Windsor, CT 06095
  • Paul Skaling Agency 0 616 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095
  • Chelsea Gomez Allstate Agency – 40 Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098

About The Bridge Family Center

The Bridge Family Center is a multi-service nonprofit organization serving approximately 10,000 children and families each year. In addition to its counseling center, family resource center, and teen center in West Hartford, the Bridge also operates counseling centers in Avon and Rockville and short-term assessment and respite homes in and around Hartford County. For more information, visit www.bridgefamilycenter.org.

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.

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