Indiana Attorney Donates $30k in Gift Cards for Families to Purchase Christmas Gifts

Kenneth Allen donated $30,000 in gift cards to Meijer so that needy families could purchase Christmas gifts for their families.

Injury attorney Kenneth J. Allen donated $30,000 in gift cards to Northwest Indiana families in need so they would be able to purchase Christmas gifts for their children. Each family received a $100 gift card to Meijer, a supercenter chain throughout the Midwest.

Allen worked with Portage and Hammond school districts to distribute gift cards to the most needy families.

“I’m passionate about helping others and giving back to the community,”Allen said. “Growing up in Gary and working in the mills and the trades, I’ve seen firsthand the hardship families face when jobs are lost by layoffs or cutbacks which has certainly happened this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Good people in difficult times deserve help.”

Allen has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to needy families in the Northwest Indiana and Chicago areas, sponsoring programs like Reading Buddies, which promotes child literacy, and the Kidstop program, which provides a safe environment and engaging place for children after school.

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