Atlanta, GA,
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September
2021
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Inspiration for good

Being a good neighbor is what State Farm and Victoria are all about

When she was in high school, Victoria Wallace got a varsity letter in community service.

You read that right; she got a varsity letter in community service. Victoria’s been at State Farm® for 5 years. She works on technical projects out of the State Farm Atlanta hub. She’s also a Girl Scouts Gold Award winner and has been donating, volunteering and generally good-neighboring for her entire life. That’s part of the reason she loves working at State Farm.

“Giving and giving back; that’s just a part of what I believe in” said Victoria. “And that’s what State Farm is all about, too, and that’s a big reason why I decided to work here in the first place.”

Why not give back?

Before coming to State Farm, she graduated from Georgia State University (GSU). Victoria’s grateful for the educational experiences she had at GSU and that’s why she’s a regular donor to her alma mater.

“I received some scholarships when I was in school that allowed me to study abroad,” Victoria said. “That experience was really transformational for me.”

So as soon as she graduated, Victoria didn’t think twice about showing her gratitude by donating money to help fund scholarships and programs that would help other students.

“When I realized that I could donate and help fund some of the programs that helped me out, I figured, ‘Why not?’”

To make her donation even more impactful, Victoria used the company’s Matching Gift Program. Available to all State Farm employees, the company will match an individual’s donation, penny for penny.

“I donated, and State Farm matched my donation, so I was able to donate twice as much, which was great.”

Another thing that’s great? Victoria uses the 100 for Good app to keep record of all her charitable work. Logging these acts and seeing the acts other people have recorded helps demonstrate the power of collective good. She hopes her service inspires others, as she’s been inspired to make a difference in her community.

Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28. Make a plan to give back and join in the collective good.

100 for Good™

At State Farm, we believe doing good is contagious and there are Good Neighbors all around, even though it’s sometimes hard to see. People who, each and every day, make the world a better place, one Act of Good at a time.

That’s why we started 100 for Good™.

Giving back, doing good and being there when it counts are all a part of our State Farm culture. It’s who we are, and it’s who you are, too. 100 for Good brings us all together so we can see all the amazing Acts of Good our fellow Good Neighbors are doing across the country.

Big or small, every Act of Good makes a difference. Donating old clothes, paying for a stranger’s coffee, or big acts like Victoria’s.

Join the community of Good Neighbors. Download the 100 for Good app today (available on IOS and Android App stores), start tracking your Acts of Good, and share your story using #100forGood. Together, we can do so much good, and inspire others to join the movement of making this world a better place, one Act of Good at a time.