Investor James Shaw of Atlanta is a principal of Primestone Properties. In that capacity Jim Shaw is involved in venture capital and commercial real estate. As a philanthropist, he has donated over $20 million to good causes in the Atlanta area.
One of Jim Shaw’s charitable recipients is the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (PRUMC). Among other things, its multi-generational congregation dedicates itself to gathering money for community service.
During Lent, PRUMC asks its members to set aside a daily offering to be presented on Sundays. On Easter Sunday, these funds go to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, thus aiding construction of new homes. On Mother’s Day, PRUMC donates to the Wesley Woods facility. In this way the church helps with housing and healthcare for senior adults.
PRUMC’s summer camp benefits the next generation. The camp gives homeless youth a chance to enjoy recreation and also supplies swimsuits, shoes, and clothing. For the beginning of school, PRUMC each fall distributes 2,000 backpacks to students living homeless or in shelters. Each pack is stocked with new supplies. PRUMC’s Children’s Sunday collection goes to the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur. Its mission is to comfort and counsel children in harm’s way.