During the month of August, APEX Surface Care holds our Stand up for Charity event, and this year our amazing clients and team worked together to raise funds for the Gatehouse Grapevine. Today we were happy to present the Gatehouse with the proceeds from our 2017 Stand up for Charity event with Lisa Rose (Founder) and Deb Lyons (Executive Director). The Gatehouse is an innovative program with the mission of helping women and children in crisis discover their new path for permanent change.
When one walks into the Gatehouse, one cannot help but be overwhelmed by the sense of support and dedication their staff has to their mission. With an incredible facility and housing program for their members, the Gatehouse is definitely one organization that we plan to support for a long time.
During August, APEX also hosted the Women in Facilities Management meeting at the Gatehouse to provide greater exposure to the organization, while supporting the education of Women in Facilities Management (WIFM). WIFM was founded in 2008 to support and educate the professional women facility and property manager.
If you would like to support the Gatehouse, you can help in many ways:
- Volunteer – The organization is very reliant upon their volunteer staff. For more information go to https://www.gatehousegrapevine.com/volunteers/
- Amazon Gift Cards – Many (most) of the families that enter the Gatehouse program have very little to begin their new lives, many with just the clothes on their backs. The Gatehouse has a wishlist on Amazon of items of that help their members directly. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2LCCUSFSZTEAF/ref=cm_sw_su_w
- Want to show your pride in supporting the Gatehouse? You can purchase their apparel at https://www.gatehousestore.com/ where proceeds directly support the organization.
Photo Caption: Deb Lyons (left), Thomas Holland (Center), Lisa Rose (Right)