Turning 10 and Helping Out
Fusion Halifax has always been a group that believes in taking action to make a difference. Whether it’s participating in city wide discussions around planning, or creating one-on-on mentorship opportunities for its members, part of Fusion’s mission has always been to take charge. In that spirit, as part of Fusion’s tenth year celebrations, the volunteer run non-profit is hosting “10 Acts of Impact” in partnership with the United Way.
“We think 10 Acts is a great opportunity for Fusion members and young professionals in the city to give back to some fundamental organizations that help improve our city,” said Fusion Chair Sasha Sears.
Volunteers will spend a few hours in the morning and early afternoon on June 24th helping out at some of the United Way’s partner agencies. Fusion’s members are mostly young professionals and students who are starting their careers in the city and who are interested in giving back to the community in which they’ve chosen to work and live.
“Fusion is not just about networking,” said Sears. “As part of our 10th year celebrations we wanted to create an event that impacts the community and highlights our membership’s interest in giving back through volunteer work. Partnering with the United Way means we can provide support to numerous organizations that need some extra sets of hands.”
Volunteers for 10 Acts will be placed on one of 10 teams of 10 people helping out at a number of organizations from different areas in the city including Laing House, Take Action, ISANS, ADSUM, The Club Inclusion, and City Heights Church.
“An event like 10 Acts of Impact benefits everyone involved,” said Sara Napier, President and CEO of United Way Halifax.
“Our funded agencies value having more hands, hearts and minds to complete tasks they otherwise wouldn’t have the resources to tackle. Program participants benefit from improved spaces and opportunities. It also allows community members and volunteers to get to know their neighbours and programs in their community.”
Partner events like 10 Acts of Impact benefit Fusion and United Way as well as the groups that volunteers will be directly supporting.
“United Way is grateful for the support and engagement of Fusion, and the positive influence members have in their workplaces and our community,” said Napier. “We see 10 Acts of Impact as a way of raising awareness of the critical issues facing individuals in our community every day, and reinforcing the fact that we all have a role to play to create change.”
Projects will vary depending on the partner group’s needs but could include painting, landscaping or yard clean up, and sorting and organizing donated items. Sears said it should be a great day for everyone involved.
“You should volunteer if you want to spend a couple of hours helping one of these deserving agencies while getting a chance to meet and work with great volunteers and contribute to our community,” said Sears.
If you’re interested in more information or would like to register you can do so through Eventbrite.