Fibernetics is committed to helping improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.
Helping Feed Kids in Waterloo Region
Food4Kids Waterloo Region provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 14 years and under, with limited or no access to food each weekend, and daily during Summer, Winter and Spring Breaks.
Packages of healthy food are prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure children have nourishment over the weekend, and directly to their homes over school breaks.
There are thousands of children throughout Waterloo Region, who live with severe food insecurity.
Help make a significant and positive impact in our community by supporting these vulnerable children.
When kids leave school for the weekend or for school breaks, they should not have to worry about how they will be fed.
Fibernetics is a proud financial supporter of Food4kids Waterloo Region.
Coffee4Kids – Buy Our Coffee and Feed a Kid!
When Mike Brown, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Fibernetics got involved with Food4Kids Waterloo Region he thought what can I do help sustain funds coming into this charity that provides packages of healthy food prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools weekly to ensure children do not go hungry in our Region. Mike had an idea to sell coffee with all profits going directly back to Food4Kids Waterloo Region. So Mike partnered with the Hacienda Roasting Company in Kitchener to roast great coffee for Coffee4Kids. Branding and a new website was created to sell the coffee with all profits going to Food4Kids Waterloo Region. Coffee can be purchased online on the secure Coffee4Kids site or by visiting the Hacienda Roasting Company.
Watch the video below to learn more why the Hacienda Roasting Company got involved with Coffee4Kids.
Backpacks for Kids
Backpacks for Kids Sends 150 Kids to School in the Dominican Republic
Backpacks for Kids is Fibernetics’ in-house charity devoted to helping families in the Dominican Republic. Each year, a number of children are denied the opportunity to attend school because their families cannot afford the necessary school supplies and uniform. Over the past six years, Fibernetics has sent approximately 600 kids to school through company BBQs and a percentage of residential sales.
This year, Backpacks for Kids supplied 150 backpacks to children. Each backpack contained supplies like notebooks, pencils, erasers, glue, rulers, etc. Each child also received a gift certificate for 1000 pesos which is used to buy school uniforms. We would like to thank Peter Cross and his wife, Rosa for helping organize the program year after year.
Bears and Bunnies for Kids
Bears and Bunnies for Kids , is an initiative started by John Stix, President of Fibernetics Corporation. Three times a year John goes out and purchases stuffed animals and distributes them to the kids wards at local hospitals. News got out to the rest of the staff and now John has a number of additional volunteers helping out with this act of kindness.
This past Halloween John surprised the kids at Grand River Hospital with a visit from Batman.
Due to it’s huge success, Fibernetics’ now supports this initiative and has expanded the program to additional hospitals. Mike Brown, Fibernetics Happiness Officer wanted to get involved as well. Mike contacted a manufacturer and had 1,000 bears specially made with t-shirts bearing the Bears and Bunnies for Kids logo.
We would love to hear your story on how one of our stuffies made a difference to a child’s hospital stay.