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St. John’s Home for Boys in Rockaway Park Receives $500 Donation from Long Beach Allstate Agent
Allstate agency owner Peter Wenda was recently named an Agent Hero by Allstate Insurance Company’s New York Region, and awarded a $500 grant for a local youth program. Wenda donated the grant to the St. John’s Home for Boys in Rockaway Park.
Wenda donated the grant to the St. John’s Home for Boys in Rockaway Park, a residential placement for 45 boys ages 12-18 who have been placed in care by the courts due to reasons such as neglect, abuse, abandonment or juvenile delinquency. The school’s goal is to integrate educational, cultural, artistic and social activities directly into the curriculum during the school day. Wenda, a volunteer at St. John’s, has exposed the boys to weekly lessons of African drumming, during which they learn how to beat the drum, work as a team, respect one another and find a calmness within the art.
The Allstate donation will fund four yoga sessions for all the resident youth.
“As an Allstate agent, I believe it is my responsibility to demonstrate the Good Hands Promise in the community every single day,” said Wenda, whose office is located at 511 Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach. “It is an honor to be able to donate this grant to the St. John’s Home for Boys and hopefully touch the lives of the kids who are involved.”
In photo (left to right): Allstate agent Peter Wenda presents check to St. John’s Home for Boys Assistant Principal Ellen Kaplan and residents
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