The agents and staff of Beacham & Company, REALTORS recently donated $25,536 to Our House women’s shelter (formerly Genesis Shelter) in Atlanta through it’s charitable giving initiative Beacham Gives Back. The donation, made Dec. 31, 2016, is the largest single charitable donation in the company’s history and the second of more than $20,000 to the shelter in recent years. According to Our House, the Beacham donation will fund four families with infants in the shelter for six months.
Beacham Gives Back was the brainchild of Beacham agent Rachel Farmer and is believed to be the first charitable giving program of its kind by an Atlanta real estate company. Beacham agents and staff select a new charity every quarter by vote of the office and the agent who nominated the winning charity serves as captain of fundraising. In all, Beacham Gives Back donations have reached nearly $100,000 in less than a year to several local charities. Since the firm was founded in 2006, Beacham & Company has given or committed more than $250,000 to Atlanta charities and non-profit institutions. Some past recipients include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, Forward Arts Foundation, and Emory Winship Cancer Institute.
The Our House shelter has been a favorite charity of Beacham over the years, according to Dac Carver, Vice President of Beacham. “Their mission is unlike many shelters because they focus on families with young children and have a very high success rate in helping those families become re-established in independent environments in a very short amount of time, usually within six months. You cannot visit the shelter and not be overwhelmed by the environment or the people. Our support of Our House is probably the best thing we do as a company each year.”
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Beacham & Company, REALTORS is Atlanta’s top-selling luxury real estate office. The firm was founded by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents. The firm has 100 agents who average $7 million in sales per agent, more than any other Atlanta real estate firm.