As many of you may know, InfoComm International declared October “Audio Visual Month” in an effort to promote, celebrate and share the A/V industry with the world. Being an audio visual integrator ourselves, we wanted to participate in A/V month in a big way. AGT made a goal to adopt a charity that benefits “sight and sound” during A/V month, coinciding with our audio visual integration practice in which we design and integrate a wide variety of meeting spaces designed to foster communication via sight and sound. We were fortunate enough to come in contact with another Georgia-based organization—the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation—and from there we established a lasting partnership to bring awareness and support to their cause, as well as our industry.
The Lighthouse Foundation is the only statewide provider of vision and hearing care services to underserved Georgians. Since its inception in 1949, the organization serves more than 7,500 people of all ages each year by providing them with eye exams, eye surgeries and hearing aids. One of the organization’s initiatives is the Eyeglass Recycling Program, which collects donations in the form of eyeglasses, sunglasses, cell phones and hearing aids and distributes them to nursing homes, homeless shelters, migrant farmer camps and overseas on mission trips.
So what will AGT’s part be in all of this? We will host a drive to support the Eyeglass Recycling Program during the holiday season at our company’s headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga. Our employees will also serve as volunteers at the Lighthouse Foundation on an ongoing basis. We look forward to supporting their cause and developing a longstanding partnership with them.
To learn more about the Lighthouse Foundation, we encourage everyone to visit their website.
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