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Huronia Alarm makes $12,500 equipment and service donation to Home Horizon

January 10, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

Home Horizon, a Collingwood, Ont., social services program that offers support to at-risk youth in the Southern Georgian Bay Area, recently completed a 1,100 sq-ft. expansion of the Barbara Weider House, a place of safety for homeless young people.

Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc., a longtime supporter of Home Horizon, supplied and installed an enhanced security alarm system, interior and exterior surveillance cameras, a secured locking system with keyless entry protocols and a fire alarm system.

“In response to the increased demand for our services, Home Horizon recently announced the completion of a renovation this past year, expanding the Barbara Weider House from six bedrooms to 10 rooms, an over 65 per cent increase in the number of youths we can serve in the house. This is a major accomplishment and will allow us to impact more youth for decades to come,” said Deb Piggott, fund development manager for Home Horizon, in a statement.

“Huronia has been an important partner to Home Horizon since 2017,” added Joan Schatz, board member and chair of fundraising for Home Horizon. “They’ve been right alongside us as we continue to grow our physical footprint and outreach impact in the community. Seventy-nine per cent of our total budget comes from fundraising … everything from events to sponsorships to foundation donations and grants to private donors. These partnerships really matter. They really help. They allow us to provide youth with stability, safety, physical security, and a chance to transform their lives for the better.”


“We are super grateful for the incredible support of Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc. for their investment in the expansion! We are so fortunate to have businesses in our community who care and who support Home Horizon, as it really does take a village,” said Piggott.

Huronia celebrated its 50th year in business in 2022.

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