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Allstate Canada renews support to the Old Brewery Mission

Company provides $5,000 donation for necessary maintenance equipment

Carmine Venditti & Matthew Pearce
Carmine Venditti, Allstate Insurance Agency Manager, and Matthew Pearce, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Old Brewery Mission, stand next to the new automatic floor scrubber purchased thanks to the $5,000 donation made by Allstate Canada.
Montréal (QC), March 30, 2017 – Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is pleased to announce its renewed support to the Old Brewery Mission. With a new donation of $5,000, the Mission was able to purchase a much-needed automatic floor scrubber. The machine came just in time as the Old Brewery Mission has recently completed important renovations and wishes to maintain its pavilion in perfect condition.

The advantages of the machine include quicker dry times, which helps decrease the likelihood of clients, employees and visitors slipping and falling, as well as greater cleaning efficiency. Keeping the floors clean and dry at all times is an important prevention measure to keep the space safe. It was a necessary solution for the premises which has a lot of traffic and was resulting in the staff having to clean the floors constantly.

“We have about 1,500 square feet of floor to wash, and with the automatic floor scrubber, we are able to save three hours of work per day. Our employees can be more efficient on other tasks, because they have more time to do them, thanks to the generosity of Allstate,” states Chris Quinn, Director of Support Services at the Old Brewery Mission’s Webster Pavilion.

“Little things, such as appropriate tools, can greatly impact the life of the Mission’s employees, and this donation will have a direct effect on the homeless men and women they’re helping,” said Matthew Pearce, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Old Brewery Mission.

For the last three years, Allstate Canada and Allstate Agencies in the Montreal region have been supporting the Old Brewery Mission as a giveback-to-the-community. After helping to alleviate the costs of a new medical clinic at the Webster Pavilion in 2015 and participating in the Grand Project in 2016, this is the third involvement of Allstate with the Old Brewery Mission.

“We are proud to support the Old Brewery Mission with gestures that are aligned with the Mission’s needs for its client and its employees. We’re so pleased to learn that Allstate’s donation is helping to reduce time spent cleaning, and allowing staff to spend more time on the people they serve,” says Carmine Venditti, Allstate Insurance Agency Manager.

About the Old Brewery Mission

Founded in 1889, the Old Brewery Mission helps homeless people to get off the streets through transition programs, adapted physical and mental health services, access to affordable housing, psychosocial support, raising awareness and knowledge-building, while offering life-saving emergency services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year in Montreal.

About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada:

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and has been listed as a Best Employer in Canada for five years in a row. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), United Way, Junior Achievement, and the Old Brewery Mission. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca. For safety tips and advice, visit goodhandsadvice.ca.


For more information, please contact:

Alida Alepian
Capital-Image on behalf of Allstate Canada
T: 514-739-1188, ext. 239
E: aalepian@capital-image.com 

Melissa Bellerose
Old Brewery Mission 
T: 514-788-1884, ext. 24
E: media@oldbrewerymission.ca

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