AGT Partners with Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
Metro Atlanta Audio Visual Integrator Teams Up with Organization that Benefits Sight and Sound
Kennesaw, Ga. (November 18, 2014) – Applied Global Technologies (AGT), a proven provider of managed and visual collaboration solutions, today announces a partnership with the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides vision and hearing services to uninsured and under-insured Georgians statewide through education, detection, prevention and treatment. AGT reached out to the Lighthouse Foundation during the month of October in honor of “Audio Visual Month,” a time when the audio visual community unites to celebrate, promote and share the A/V industry with the world. AGT made a goal to adopt a charity that benefits “sight and sound” during A/V month, coinciding with their audio visual integration practice in which they design and integrate a wide variety of meeting spaces designed to foster communication via sight and sound.
The Lighthouse Foundation is the only statewide provider of charitable vision and hearing care in Georgia. 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 and vision programs. 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 worker camps and overseas on mission trips. AGT will host a drive to support the Eyeglass Recycling Program during the holiday season at the company’s headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga. In addition, AGT employees will serve as volunteers at the Lighthouse Foundation on an ongoing basis.
“During A/V Month, our goal was to find a charity that understood the power of sight and sound, and The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation was a natural fit,” says Mark Cray, CEO of AGT. “This Foundation’s dedication to providing access to vision and hearing care for underinsured Georgians is inspiring. We look forward to supporting this cause and developing a longstanding partnership.”