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
On November 1, 2019, Beacon Management Services and members of Community Associations Institute – Georgia Chapter (CAI-Georgia) volunteered at a HomeAid Care Day at Solomon’s Temple. HomeAid provides free-of-charge Care Days to tackle maintenance tasks and repairs for nonprofits that serve Atlanta’s homeless population. Solomon’s Temple provides emergency and transitional housing and programs for homeless women and their children.
CAI-Georgia’s Cares Committee has a mission to build better communities by engaging in service to bring CAI-Georgia members together for the common good of others. The dedicated and hardworking volunteers spent the day painting, installing baseboards, doing major landscaping and tree work, cleaning, replacing ceiling tiles, organizing supplies, and much more throughout the three-story facility.
The work of these volunteers made a major impact at Solomon’s Temple, freshening the interior and transforming the grounds to make the facility feel more like home.
On August 12, Lisa climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. 100% of the money raised from hiking went to Blazesports, which changes the lives of people with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.
Your tax-deductible donation will help BlazeSports and me go the distance!! For more information about this incredible organization, please visit our secure page at www.blazesports.org/ways-to-give/LisaSimmons and be sure to Download the Brochure here.
Here’s to Moving Mountains!
Download the brochure about Lisa’s 2nd Annual “Moving Mountains” hike to benefit BlazeSports America! and in August climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.
Donate before and after the big hike via the secure BlazeSports website. All major credit cards are accepted. Tax ID# 58-2087265. Use this link to donate
I’m president of Beacon Management Services. I hiked the epic “Rim to Rim” trail across the Grand Canyon in support of BlazeSports America, the global nonprofit that provides life changing sports programs for young people and veterans. Please consider contributing to BlazeSports as I continue to go the distance for this worthwhile cause. Download the Brochure here.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.