Miami, FL (January 9, 2018) – Mission 500, a non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and families in need across the U.S., hosted a number of events in 2017 that raised money and provided resources to children and families in need.
“Engaging and giving back to children and communities in need is at the core of our mission here in the U.S.,” said Jeff Eichenlaub, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Mission 500. “We look forward to contributing to causes that are important to the security industry again in 2018.”
Events that Mission 500 held in 2017 included the annual Security 5/2K at ISCW, the summer Security Softball Game, the Miami Mixer, as well as many privately sponsored events.
At the Miami Mixer, Mission 500 raised more than $15,000 for children in need in South Florida. With more than 70 attendees, the evening’s events included a fashion show, raffles, an auction, karaoke, and more. Proceeds were donated to children attending to Crosspointe Elementary School, a Title One School in Boynton Beach and Centro Campesino, a not-for-profit organization that hosts a summer camp for children of migrant farm workers living in severe poverty in South Florida.
At the Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC), Mission had the chance to speak to conference attendees about Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness in the security industry and why it's so important. Conference attendees assembled School Refill Packs for 600 students at Title One School in Seattle. The packs will equip students with enough school supplies to get through the second half of the school year.
A separate event with Axis Communications at their new Southeast Experience Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL was dedicated to assembling School Refill Packs for 200 low- income students impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
At the 2017 California Alarm Association Winter Conference in November in San Francisco, Mission 500 helped attendees assemble School Refill Packs for 200 low- income children impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the powerful storm that devastated Houston in August 2017. The packs were distributed by our trusted partner, Loving Houston.
At the NY Fire and Executive Security Club (NYFSEC) Dinner, Mission 500 was pleased to honor Alan Forman of Altronix Corporation, Zygmunt Staszewski of Z.S. Engineering D.P.C, and Lew Walters of Affiliated Monitoring for their outstanding philanthropic contributions. All proceeds from the event benefited children supported by Mission 500, in addition to the NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation Children’s Camp.
In 2018, plans are underway for the 8th annual Security 5/2K at ISC West being held on April 12, 2018, in addition to the annual Mission 500 softball game that will take place in the fall.
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For more information on general Mission 500 contributions, sponsorships or the Security 5/2K, please visit www.mission500.org or contact Jeff Eichenlaub at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 631-219-8728.
About Mission 500
Mission 500 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children living in severe poverty across the United States. Through corporate sponsorships and donations, the volunteer-driven initiative has distributed more than 13,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools, provided almost 50,000 weekend meals to children who aren’t promised a meal outside of a school setting, and most recently, donated 300 hope packs filled with school supplies and essential hygiene items for children misplaced by natural disasters. Mission 500 also serves as an advisory team for partners in Canada and Latin America. Through this partnership, Mission 500 LATAM is currently sponsoring 1,000 impoverished children around the world.