December 15, 2017


Protective Helps Bring Awareness to Alabama’s Foster Children

Protective Helps Bring Awareness to Alabama’s Foster Children
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A Protective employee views portraits from Heart Gallery Alabama’s traveling exhibit.

“We know that if we can get the photos of these children in front of people, that is the best way we can tell their stories and get people interested in exploring the thought of adopting or helping them in some way,” says Wendy Evesque, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Protective. She also serves as Vice Chairman on the Heart Gallery Alabama Board of Directors.

The Protective Life Foundation is honored to support Heart Gallery Alabama, a local nonprofit dedicated to finding families for children in Alabama’s foster care system by raising awareness through a traveling portrait exhibit. Professional photo shoots are conducted by volunteer photographers at sites throughout the state, including Protective’s beautiful campus. The photographs of those in the system serve as a compelling and authentic representation of the children, and each photo is accompanied by a brief “introduction,” including personal interests and goals.

Protective’s home office in Birmingham recently hosted the inspirational exhibit, which showcased approximately 56 children currently waiting to join a family. Additionally, Protective employees generously donated gift cards to a variety of venues for the benefit of those highlighted so they could experience the joys and true meaning of the holiday season.

Congratulations Protective Life Corporation!