Allstate and Sterling Autobody Give the Gift of Transportation During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 22, 2011 11:40 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Northbrook, IL - November 22, 2011 - During the week of Thanksgiving, Allstate Insurance Company and Sterling Autobody Centers will lend a helping hand to families and charities in need of reliable transportation. The companies are donating refurbished automobiles through the National Auto Body Council's (NABC) Recycled Rides Program. The vehicles have been restored to "like new" condition by technicians at Sterling shops around the country.

"Our participation in the Recycled Rides Program is an extension of Allstate's commitment to serve the communities in which we do business," said Randy Hanson, Allstate Auto director. "It is an honor to provide reliable transportation and help get families across the country to their jobs, doctor's appointments or other places they couldn't go without a ride."

Recycled Rides donation events are scheduled to happen simultaneously in multiple cities during the week of Thanksgiving on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22. The list of events, times and locations is below.

"Sterling Autobody Centers has adopted the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides project as a corporate initiative," said Nick Notte, president of Sterling Autobody Centers and the National Auto Body Council's 2011 Recycled Rides co-chair. "It makes perfect sense – using the resources of insurers and suppliers to provide the canvas on which repairers can showcase their craft as an art, and to benefit deserving charities and families around the country! Who wouldn't want to participate?"

"Allstate has committed 60 vehicles for 2011, more than any single insurer participant," said Notte. "We at Sterling responded in kind, agreeing to restore 36 vehicles, more than any single repairer or consolidator.  We look forward to changing the lives of the many families and organizations that we'll touch on Ride-Away-Day." 

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®.

Sterling Autobody was founded in 1997 with a mission to redefine the collision repair experience. With a commitment to providing safe, high-quality repairs, while returning the car to the customer as quickly as possible, we developed a unique repair process and began building our own state-of-the art facilities. In 2001, Allstate Non-Insurance Holdings purchased Sterling Autobody Centers to offer consumers the option of a superior automotive claims experience with guaranteed high-quality repairs. Sterling Autobody Centers operates more than 60 vehicle repair facilities in 16 states, with a Store Support Center in Natick, Massachusetts.