Office Design Concepts, LLC, a leader in the field of office design and construction covering the greater Houston area and Dallas metroplex, and avid supporter of HIV awareness, has made a generous furniture donation to Bee Busy, Inc. This much needed donation will be used to outfit Bee Busy’s new MOVE Center, a safe haven for same-gender-loving young people who may have been displaced or feel they don’t belong as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The MOVE Center is a facet of the MOVE Project which seeks to foster unity within the diverse subcultures of minority gay community, create networking opportunities and serve as a resource for linkage to businesses and services that welcome all parts of the community. For more than a decade, Bee Busy has worked tirelessly to help the community by providing free HIV testing, counseling and linkage to care; distributing free condoms; and presenting health education to adolescents and young adults.
“The donated furniture could not have come at a better time. As a free and safe place our resources are very limited, and up until now the Center was unfurnished,” Darcy Padgett, Executive Director, Bee Busy, Inc. said. “Office Design Concepts provided the help we needed by donating every table, every chair, every couch, desk and other items. They completely furnished our Center.”
Office Design Concepts’ president and CEO Joseph Sylvan believes that this donation is an extension of the community service philosophy that is the foundation of his company. “I admire Bee Busy’s commitment and dedication,” said Sylvan. “The need is so great and I wanted to be a part of making a difference. I believe the MOVE Center has the potential to make a major impact.”
About Bee Busy: Bee Busy Learning Academy, Inc. (Bee Busy) is a 501 (c) (3) community based, non-profit organization providing testing, prevention services and linkage to care throughout Houston. Bee Busy’s mission is to build strong, healthy communities by enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families in vulnerable, at-risk populations. Our goals are to increase the awareness of HIV/STIs, increase the number of persons who know their HIV status through rapid HIV/STI screenings, reduce the transmission of HIV and provide timely linkage to care and treatment for HIV positive people.