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Vanessa Williams Urges Parents and Teens to Give Each Other the Ultimate Holiday Gift an “Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract” : “Ugly Betty” Star and Her Teenage Son Sign a Driving Contract, Launching Allstate’s National Home for the Holidays Teen Safe Driving Campaign


NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 2, 2008

They’re giving each other a conversation and a promise. And best of all, it’s free.

With Devin on the verge of getting his learner’s permit, Ms. Williams and her son are signing an Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract before he gets behind the wheel. Based on conversations they had at home, their contract lays out expectations for smart driving decisions, and consequences if those expectations are not met.

It’s a conversation Ms. Williams and Allstate hope all parents and their teens have this holiday season.

“As a mother of two older daughters, I’ve given them the car keys and worried whether they would make it home safe. The fact is that our teens are more likely to die in a car crash than from anything else, so having the safe driving talk with your teen is just as important as talking about drugs and sex,” Williams said. “As the holidays arrive, parents and teens should use the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract as way to begin a conversation that can be a gift of life.”

Vanessa and Devin signed their contract in New York City today, publicly launching Allstate’s national Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign.

Through its national Parent-Teen Driving Contract Sign Up Drive, Allstate encourages parents and teens to begin a conversation with their teens about safe driving by completing the interactive contract online at http://www.allstate.com/teen. By completing and signing a contract, parents can help ensure their teens return home safely for the holidays and every day.

With car crashes the leading cause of death for American teens, it’s a vital conversation for parents and teens especially this time of year. Teens have an increased chance of getting into an accident around the holidays. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, last December alone, nearly 400 teens died in car crashes across the United States. Many of these crashes could have been avoided with a simple conversation at home.

“By putting the contract in as many parent’s hands as possible, we hope to inspire them to give their teen the most important gift of all the safe driving talk,” said Vicky Dinges, Assistant Vice President of Public Social Responsibility for Allstate. “Signing the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract is the first step to making a commitment between parents and teens that they aren’t going to let themselves become a statistic.”

As part of the campaign, Allstate is also conducting contract signings with other prominent parents and their teens in cities across the country, hoping that more parents and teens heed this important call. This is part of Allstate’s tradition of public advocacy aimed at reducing the number of teens killed on America’s roads each year.

“As a company dedicated to reinventing protection and retirement for American families, doing whatever we can to avert the tragedy of losing a child is something we must take on,” Dinges said.

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About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate

Betty White, Dolly Parton, Fran Drescher Partner with Paul Mitchell Schools. Legendary Entertainers Join 2011 Fundraising Campaign.

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2011

This year Paul Mitchell the School Fresno is working to raise $ 15,000 as their contribution to the national school goal of $ 1.5 million. Their Future Professionals will be out in the community seeking donations of cash, products for auction and raffle prizes and more from individuals and businesses alike. The school will be hosting many events during February, March and April. All funds collected will be donated 100% to these charities. Direct donations are also always welcome at the school at 5091 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710. Here are some of their events:

Princess Day,

March 12th at 9:45 AM.

Make the day of that little princess in your life. Let her know shes special and Give Back at the same time! She’ll enjoy a Princess Up-Do, Manicure, Majestic Make-up (optional) and story time with Princess Sierra and Prince Joaquin. She’ll also snack on Mini cupcakes (yum!). Then she’ll have her princess portrait taken by a professional photographer. All of this for a donation of only $ 35!

Contact Amanda or Leah at 559-224-2700, or info@pmtsfresno.com right away.

Fashion Show,

with Celebrity Stylist and Make up Artist Debra Dietrich!

March 25, starting at 6:00.

Talent and precision, creativity and style all on display as part of this stunning beauty event. Come for the fun, to see high quality runway work and help raise money for some very deserving causes. It’s Fashion Week in Fresno! Entrance is a $ 5 donation at the door, $ 3 with student ID. This also gets you a chance to win 1 of 7 deluxe baskets of Paul Mitchell product, including Wild Ginger, valued at upwards of $ 100 each!. Come for the show and stay for the Raffle, a Silent Auction and a Prom Dress Auction.

Contact Susana Felix at 559-224-2700 or susanaf@pmtsfresno.com now for more info, to RSVP or to donate for our silent auction.

Debra Dietrich

Debra is a visionary beauty expert who has that unique ability to see the end result. Known as an Alternative Hairdresser, Debra is also a respected Makeup Artist. She has presented to over 21 Paul Mitchell Schools nationally, worked on the Howard Zinn’s Peoples History Project, worked as Key Hair on the Academy Award winning film MILK and on My Bloody Valentine 3-D. Most recently, Debra wrapped NBC’s Trauma series as Head of Hair Department.Debra believes strongly in giving back.

As Director of the Spa Getaway for non-profit, Meeting the Need and advocate of Ms. Wheelchair America, she has dedicated countless hours raising awareness and funds for these causes and many others. In August 2010 Debra worked on Moneyball starring Brad Pitt. Debra is currently an Advanced Academy Educator for Paul Mitchell Schools and Co-Founder of MUSE BEAUTY.

Canine Couture,

April 15th, starting at 6:30.

Pimp your pooche and doll up your darling dog for our second annual crazy Canine Couture fashion show event! All the pups will be here in grrreatly garish gear to strut and sniff. So make sure your little lap lounger doesn’t miss their big chance to shake it out beauty school style.

Runway pet and owner show, silent auction and much, much more.

Contact: Christine Paul at 559-224-2700, or christinep@pmtsfresno.com, now for more info, to RSVP or to donate for our silent auction.

Our Charities

Were so excited to welcome Betty White and Dolly Parton this year, and were thrilled to welcome Fran Drescher back again, said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. All three of these incredible women will play an active role in motivating and encouraging our 12,000 future professionals as they take part in thousands of grassroots FUNraisers, from cut-a-thons and car washes to fashion shows and charity balls. Theyve also joined an elite group of wonderful celebrities whove supported us in the past, including Larry King and Vidal Sassoon.

Emmy-award winning TV star and animal activist Betty White has served on the Morris Animal Foundation board of trustees since 1971. Since its inception in 1948, the foundation has funded more than 1,600 humane animal health studies. Today, its funding supports more than 200 animal health and welfare research studies each year at the worlds most respected research institutions, colleges of veterinary medicine, and zoos. Betty is the organizations president emeritus and she has sponsored nearly 30 health studies for the foundation. Partnering with Paul Mitchell Schools is such a wonderful opportunity to help advance the health and well-being of our animal friends, she said. On behalf of Morris Animal Foundation, thank you.

Country music superstar Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1996, to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. She wanted to foster a love of reading among her countys preschool children and their families, and she wanted to ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their familys income. All of the wonderful folks at Paul Mitchell Schools love kids as much as I do, so it is an honor to work with them to bring the joy of books to kids all over America, Dolly said.

Fran Drescher, TVs The Nanny, participated in the 2009 campaign on behalf of her Cancer Schmancer Movement, which she founded to help ensure that womens cancers be diagnosed while in stage 1, when they are most curable. Im so happy to be part of the Paul Mitchell fundraising effort, she said. Together, through education, prevention, and policy change, we are going to see a healthier tomorrow. And thanks to you guys, it will be a more beautiful one, too.

Paul Mitchell Schools proudly report that the cost incurred in raising the $ 4.6 million has been just $ 68,462an amazingly low 1.5%, especially compared to the national average of 25%. At our Paul Mitchell Schools family, we are very proud of our commitment to raising money and awareness for a variety of causes and organizations, Winn Claybaugh says. We do not spend $ 300,000 to raise $ 1 million.