A strong advocate of giving back to the community, Beacon Management Services has been actively involved as a volunteer and a sponsor in a variety of non-profit initiatives and community events.
- As a committee member of Helping Hands for CAI-Georgia, Beacon Management was part of a team to help restore and renovate the facilities for MUST Ministries;
- Provide volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity house sponsored by CAI;
- Collect food for the Legal Frenzy food drive which provides school lunches to children in need during the summer months;
- Participate with our condominium buildings in donating to Toys for Tots every holiday season
CAI-GA Helping Hands Committee – New American Pathways
Beacon Management Services, along with members of the CAI-GA Helping Hands Committee, had the pleasure of making a special delivery to New American Pathways, a relief organization that serves refugees displaced to Georgia, primarily because of war and famine. New American provided basic needs, education, job placement and housing to almost 4,000 refugees in 2017. Many of these families live in refugee camps in their native countries for years before resettling in another country. Beacon Management delivered 500 pairs of new socks plus a large box of toys that our team collected during the holidays.
Hurricane Relief Water Drive
Beacon Management Services, its clients and employees contributed to the WSB-TV “Convoy of Care” to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We collected over 300 cases of bottled water to share with our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana. Convoy of Care ultimately delivered 5 semi-tractor trailers of water to the region after one of the most devastating hurricane seasons in history.
As a committee member of Helping Hands for CAI-Georgia, Beacon Management was part of a team to help restore and renovate the facilities for MUST Ministries. A powerful, volunteer-driven organization, MUST addresses the basic needs of individuals, families and children with facilities in the Cobb and Cherokee counties and programs in numerous other counties. MUST brings people of many faiths together to respond to God’s challenge to minister to others with compassion and love, without judgment of the beliefs, background or circumstances of those who serve or are being served. Providing more than 78,436 safe nights of rest last year, MUST is a place to begin to recover from financial disaster, drug and/or alcohol addiction, discouragement or job loss. Between the Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Supportive Housing, MUST serves as a place of refuge for many in our community.
St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Fundraiser
Beacon sponsored “Shave Your Head for Cancer” auction to benefit childhood cancer Research. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s events have helped raise $200 million for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Every year, they host “shaving events” where men and women shave their heads to raise money for St. Baldrick’s. This bold act of baldness has gained major momentum since its start in 2000. Today, we have more than 1,000 head-shaving events taking place around the world at pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, firehouses, military bases – you name it. Beacon Management Services participated in a fun and non-traditional way by shaving the head of a volunteer, and helped raise several thousand dollars in the process!
Toys for Tots
The objectives of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to improving communities in the future.
Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities by acting as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization through education, innovative development, partnerships, and long term relationships with families. Beacon Management Services helped build a home for a deserving family over a period of several weeks. Atlanta Habitat is now the largest nonprofit, affordable single-family housing developers in the city, and is one of the largest of 1,500 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity in the United States.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer advocacy is a passion of Lisa Simmons, president of Beacon Management Services. As a survivor, Lisa understands the importance of raising awareness among women who are being treated for the disease. Helping to champion the work of medical research, Lisa has written numerous articles for publications and online blogs dealing with her personal experiences related to cancer treatment and healing. She hopes that her story of hope and survival will inspire and engage readers across a range of national and local media. Click here to read the Lisa’s full story.