Each year the Fusion Homes Family gets together to support our local community and make a difference in the lives of those in need. The Fusion team donates their time and/or money in order to give back to the communities that we call home.
2017: Fusion Homes Helps Guelph’s Kids Get Ready for Back to School
For the second year, Fusion Homes teamed up with Lakeside HOPE House for their annual Back Pack Project. After an inspiring year in 2016, Fusion decided to step it up a notch for 2017 and became the primary backpack sponsor for the initiative. Fusion donated all of the backpacks needed for 2017, and challenged its employees to donate 350 boxes of pencil crayons. Starting with a foundation in the lunch room, Fusion Homes’ staff built a house out of over 400 boxes of pencil crayons that they then donated to the Back Pack Project. Following this, Fusion offered the use of the Heritage Building located in The Ward in Guelph, an area impacted by this initiative, and organized a Pack Day to fill all the backpacks with school supplies. Employees from all areas of the company came out and donated their time to help fill over 1,100 backpacks.
2016: Fusion Homes Supports Local Families in Preparing for School
Each year, families in Guelph who struggle to provide school supplies for their children can sign up for the Back Pack Program at their local Neighbourhood Group. Lakeside HOPE House coordinates the collection of school supplies for children on this list from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Fusion Homes purchased over 100 backpacks and donated them towards the cause. Fusion then challenged its employees to take those backpacks and fill them with the school supplies the local children needed for September. Our Fusion team members and their families then hit the shops to find all the supplies needed for each backpack. Supply lists differed based on the grade students would be entering. From lunchboxes to markers to combination locks, Fusion and its employees found and donated each item needed for all of the backpacks. Fusion met their goal of 100 completely filled backpacks and was able to aid the Lakeside HOPE House in a successful year of their annual Back Pack Project!
Fusion Homes Employees Renovate Local ROOF Shelter
During Fusion’s second shelter renovation Community Involvement Initiative, our team came together to support Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF). This foundation is committed to providing overall support to youth (ages 12-25) experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in the Waterloo Region. Fusion Homes cleaned, painted, landscaped and renovated in order to improve the facilities at the shelter. We updated bathrooms, provided with brand new bedding, increased privacy, and repaired the kitchen. Additionally, we supplied a washer and dryer, as well as two brand new commercial fridges to improve the efficiency of the Lunch Box Program. The Fusion Homes team took their role at the shelter the extra mile by improving the computer resource room and donating computers for youth to create and update resumes. An amazing new office for Outreach workers was created; which allows them to keep all of their supplies, which are given out to homeless youth, organized and accessible. In addition, a studio space was created for Street Design, a programming initiative which will allow for more youth to participate, learn, and flourish their graphic design skills. Fusion Homes recently spent a day working together as a team to make a difference in the community. The company’s second annual Community Involvement Initiative saw people of all ages and backgrounds coming together for one common goal; to help those in need.
Fusion Homes Employees Make a Difference to Local Shelters
Fusion Homes employees came together to participate in its first Community Involvement Initiative that saw its 50-plus staff members spend a day doing hands-on work in the community. Fusion Homes has strived to support the communities where we build since the inception of the company. This year the group was divided in two and participated in revamping the Elizabeth Place Women’s Shelter and the Stepping Stone Men’s Shelter, both located in Guelph. At the men’s shelter, tasks included cleaning and painting the interior of the house, which created a much lighter and brighter space, installing new carpet throughout the entire house, updating both washrooms and landscaping the yard. At the women’s shelter, an amazing new playroom for the children was created in a space that was previously cold and uninviting. Additionally, the washrooms were repaired, a new washer and dryer was provided and a variety of exterior work helped freshen up the outside of the shelter.
Fusion Homes has provided generous support to the University of Guelph College of Business and Economics initiative to transform MacDonald Hall into a new gateway for business. Fusion has committed to donating $100,000 over 10 years to support current and future business students in Guelph.
The London Health Sciences Centre the leading destination for cardiac care patients in the region. Fusion is proud to support the opening of the Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room through a donation of $5,000 each year for 5 years, totalling $25,000.
Fusion is proud to support many other local charities and causes including the below: