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Ways to Give
When you make a monetary donation to FUSION you get the satisfaction of knowing you are playing a role in reducing homelessness in your community. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, FUSION appreciates all donations. No contribution is too small. And your gift may be tax deductible. We provide a receipt for all donations made to the organization.

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By Mail
Make checks or money orders payable to FUSION.
Send to:
FUSION
PO Box 23934
Federal Way, WA 98093-0934

Schedule Automatic Deductions
Contact FUSION at treasurer@fusionfederalway.org to schedule recurring donations.

Ask About Matching Gifts
Your employer may match or double your gift. Check with Human Resources about the company’s policy.

Consider These Other Ways to Give

Operational costs for each FUSION housing unit are more than $12,000 a year. Add up the ways you can help.

Endowment Fund
FUSION established an Endowment Fund in 2013 to ensure future income for the organization. Donations to the endowment reside in a permanent fund generating income to sustain capital growth for operational needs, leaving the principal untouched. Your contribution becomes an ongoing gift supporting the FUSION mission.

Planned Giving
You can help FUSION in creative ways that provide financial benefits for you and philanthropic support to families in need. Consider leaving a legacy gift that can change the future of many generations. Consult your financial planner to see if bequests through wills or life insurance policy beneficiary is consistent with your personal goals.

FUSION Finally Home Fund
As the inventory for low-income housing units continues to dwindle while families experiencing homelessness are at critical mass, acquiring permanent housing is a financial struggle for those trying to progress to self-sufficiency.

Most landlords require that a family’s income be three to four times the amount of rent, and that the family has a good credit history. Expenses for application fees, first month’s rent, security deposits, utility deposits and actual moving expenses can further hinder a low-income family’s ability to secure permanent housing.

Some social service agencies are awarded grant money to help families with rental assistance and moving expenses, but these funds are limited at best and often depleted within a month or two because of high demand for the resources.

In response to this gap, FUSION has created a Finally Home fund to help FUSION families with their first month’s rent, security deposit, application fees, utility deposits, and actual moving expenses to secure permanent housing when no other community funds are available.

Finally Home funds help bridge the gap for FUSION families who are gainfully employed, ready to move into permanent housing and are able to sustain their rent, but do not have the initial resources to secure and move into a unit.

Families seeking Finally Home help must fill out an application and verify that community resources have been exhausted. Applications are reviewed and approved by the FUSION Executive Director. Finally Home expenditures are tracked and reported quarterly by FUSION.

For more information contact:
FUSION Executive Director, Robin O’Grady
robin.ogrady@fusionfederalway.org

Additional Needs
Charitable contributions of furniture, household items and in-kind goods and services also are valuable to FUSION. See what else we can use.

Privacy
We respect your privacy and treat personal information confidentially. FUSION will not sell or distribute contributor names or information to third parties, nor will we send mailings on behalf of other organizations.