Allstate Insurance gives back to Kingston Boys and Girls Club

    KINGSTON, ON, March 14 /CNW/ - Allstate Insurance Company of Canada and
Green Solutions North America Inc. have teamed up to donate office furniture
including: desks, chairs, filing cabinets, and computer equipment to the
Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area.
    Jim Dorey, who recently retired after more than 26 years as an Allstate
Agent said, "I have lived, worked and raised my family in Kingston and it is a
real privilege to be able to give something back to the community that has
given so much to me. The Boys and Girls Club is very close to my heart and I'm
very proud and excited to provide them with some office furniture so they can
continue to provide the children in our community essential services."
    Green Solutions North America Inc.'s mission is to connect deserving
organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club that are in need of furniture
and/or IT equipment with companies like Allstate who have redundant corporate
assets. If there are items that cannot be redistributed Green Solutions
recycles the material using best environmental practices.
    To date, items from 21 locations have been donated by Allstate and GSNA
to 10 different organizations across Quebec and Ontario. In addition to
providing a hand up to organizations that need it, Allstate is also
significantly reducing the amount of waste that would have ended up in a
landfill. Allstate's partnership with Green Solutions has resulted in over
53 tonnes of redundant assets being diverted from landfill sites.
    "Every year, millions of tonnes of corporate waste go into landfills,
despite the fact that most of it is perfectly usable," said Jim Reid, CEO of
Green Solutions North America Inc. "It's not only quite wasteful but hazardous
to the environment, as well. Companies, such as Allstate Canada who have made
this donation possible, realize this and, through our Corporate Waste to
Educational Wonder(TM) process, avoid contributing to this growing problem
while making a significant difference to both kids across the world and people
in their own community."

    Notes to Editors

    Boys and Girls Clubs in Canada provide a safe, supportive place where
children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build
positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. For over
100 years, they have carried on a tradition of helping young people to
discover, develop and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens and
leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds,
bodies and spirits and nurture their self-esteem.

    Allstate Insurance Company of Canada produces and distributes home and
auto insurance products right across Canada. The "Good Hands Network" enables
consumers to contact Allstate through one of our 425 exclusive community-based
agents, directly on-line at, and through the Customer Contact
Centre at 1-800-ALLSTATE.

    Green Solutions North America, an international organization that helps
companies dispose of surplus office materials in a manner that fulfills their
mandate toward corporate social responsibility. Their programs have helped
thousands of children locally, nationally and around the world receive the
supplies they need to improve the quality of their education.

For further information:

For further information: Derek Tupling, Allstate Insurance Company,
Corporate Relations, (905) 475-4589; Georgie Gannon, GSNA, Tel: + 44

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