Mission 500 has been selected as the official charity of ESA Gives Back for 2014.
ESA Gives Back is the association’s charitable and philanthropic program.
The initiative's kickoff began at the recent Leadership Summit in Orlando, where attendees participated in an on-site project filling backpacks with school supplies for children in the
Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area who desperately need them. Dallas was chosen because of its proximity to
ESA headquarters in Irving, Texas.
The project was a perfect fit with the goal of Mission 500,
which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children
and communities in crisis. It is connected with World Vision, a humanitarian
organization which has been helping children, families and communities
"The security industry has traditionally worked closely with
Mission 500 in support of its goals,” said ESA Executive Director Merlin
Guilbeau. "We felt like the project would be a natural fit for our efforts this
year, and we’re honored to play a part.”
Leadership Summit was just the beginning of the efforts by
ESA Gives Back. The initiative will continue during the next several months,
including the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). Previous ESA Gives Back charities
have included the Wounded Warrior Project (2012) and the Warrior Dog Foundation