What We Need
Homelessness can be reduced, one family at a time. You can help!
As a nonprofit organization, FUSION appreciates contributions from generous benefactors who help us give families experiencing homelessness a chance to start a new productive life in safe and secure homes. Your donations may even be tax deductible.
Amazon Gift Registry for Family Center and Housing
If you are wondering what you can do to help families experiencing homelessness in our FUSION programs, you might want to assist us in meeting some basic needs simply by shopping on Amazon!
The Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center is in need of personal items, books, crafts, comfort items for children, and basic maintenance supplies. Also needed are supplies for our “moving on” boxes which provide families transitioning from shelter into permanent housing with items to assist in setting up their household.
Click on the buttons below and begin shopping for “The Pete” families, or for our Transitional Housing program which also needs items to furnish homes.
Purchase and delivery of your donations is easy! Click the buttons below to start shopping. At Checkout, choose “Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center” address and items will be delivered directly to the Family Center. For Transitional Housing gifts, choose the “FUSION c/o David Harrison’s Gift Registry” address. Amazon will notify you of delivery.
Shop Amazon Registries Below to Donate Directly
We Welcome Household Items for FUSION Homes
Thank you for considering FUSION for your donation of usable household goods. The contributions help us provide comfortable and secure housing for homeless families.
Each of our housing units is fully furnished, including beds and furniture, appliances, kitchenware, dishes, linens, bedding, and even toys and games for children. We welcome all these items.
Kitchenware must be dishwasher safe. Bedding and linens should fit in home washers and dryers. Children require durable and safe furniture. (Antiques and upscale furniture can be donated to our Boutique store.
All donations must be clean and in good condition. We do not accept broken furniture, appliances in need of repair, or anything that is significantly worn.
Items we most need that are replaced often are:
- Gently used towels
- Sheets, blankets and comforters for queen, double, and twin beds
- Everyday glassware, dishes, silverware
- Good quality pots, pans and cooking utensils
We also appreciate small sofas, chairs, dinette sets, coffee tables and nightstands, as well as lamps, pictures and accessories that make a house a home. Our needs are not always immediate so we store donations until they can be used.
To donate, contact the FUSION Storage Managers at 253-874-1257. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of items and digital pictures if possible. We can pick-up large furniture and appliances.
Donate Furniture and Décor to our Boutique Store
Proceeds from the FUSION Décor Boutique support our housing programs. Donations of clean, gently-used home furnishings in good repair are greatly appreciated. For large items, contact our Donation Coordinator at email@example.com. Include your name and phone number, and a description (with photograph if possible) of each item you wish to donate.
If you would like to drop off items, please call beforehand at 253-839-4045 with a description of the items. Donation drop-offs are accepted only during business hours Tuesday to Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In-kind Donations of Goods and Services
In addition to financial contributions, FUSION also appreciates in-kind donations.
Goods may be used, surplus, new or loaned. They might include items for our annual auctions, computer hardware and software, cleaning products, or office furniture, supplies and equipment. Meeting spaces or discounted use of facilities are helpful also.
Donations of service could be the skills of professionals and tradespeople such as printing, consulting, repairs and maintenance. An employer might also loan paid employees to help support our program projects.