Stockert Youth Center, located in Buckhannon, West Virginia, strives to provide youth a safe place to learn and play. To meet this mission, the center provides after school programs, tutoring, and of course athletic programs, such as basketball. In the last year, Allegheny Insurance has worked with center director, Deborah Brockleman, to donate bottled water to the concessions at Stockert Youth Center for various sporting programs, particularly their youth basketball events. “Our goal is to provide Upshur County youth with more programs and activities here at the center. The recent water donation not only helped to cover off-season travel team tournament fees, but also provided the youth a learning experience in how to raise funds,” Brockleman said.
Brockleman took the water donation a step further by initiating youth involvement in Allegheny’s “Keep the Change” program. “Keep the Change” was created to encourage community members to “pay it forward” and support additional groups and organizations, by simply filling their empty Allegheny Insurance water bottle with dimes. The bottles hold 1,000 dimes which would equate a $100 donation to any charity. Brockleman encouraged her after-school group to collect dimes in their empty Allegheny water bottles to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jay Wallace, president of Allegheny Insurance, wants other people to fill the bottles and pay the kindness forward too. “The next time anyone sees an Allegheny water bottle, take the initiative and fill it full of spare change and donate the money to a charity of your choice,” said Wallace.
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