BOSTON – Jan. 4, 2019 – Winter weather can be unforgiving, and for too many veterans, men, women and children who are homeless, the weather can be life-threatening. To help those in need, Beacon Health Options (Beacon), a leading behavioral health management company, sponsored a holiday clothing drive.
Through the company’s Beacon Gives Back program, Beacon employees from across the country collected more than 1,500 pieces of clothing, including hats, gloves, scarves, jackets and socks, as well as non-perishable goods, gift cards and hygiene products.
Donations were given to local nonprofit organizations, ranging from the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, which helps the homeless in Boston, to 805 Help, a group that supports survivors of the recent fires in Southern California. Due to the special needs of the 805 Help clients, the company’s Cypress and Camarillo staff donated gift cards, bath linens, air masks and a hazmat suit.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work is the cornerstone of our company’s culture of caring,” said Dr. Russell Petrella, President and CEO of Beacon Health Options. “Our holiday clothing drive is just one activity in a series of Beacon Gives Back programs that help our employees to connect with each and every one of the communities we serve.”