Planet Fitness spreads holiday cheer with annual toy drive

Planet Fitness employees, from left, Jasmine Soza, Miguel Blanco, Enrique Sanchez, and Tatiana Patrick examine toys collected last year.

The Alhambra Planet Fitness health club and other reginal PF gyms are conducting their second annual holiday toy drive. PF is encouraging their members and friends to make a donation of a new or unused toy to help make more wishes come true this season. Last year, the Planet Fitness organization began a new tradition by hosting a toy drive for kids in the community who are served by the local Boys and Girls Club.

This year they aim to increase the amount of good they do for the community. Gifts do not need to be wrapped. The team members of Planet Fitness and the Boys and Girls Club will wrap them.

From Dec. 1 through Dec. 16, anyone can drop off an unwrapped toy to the front desk of Alhambra PF at 610 E. Valley Blvd, Alhambra 91801. Planet Fitness is open 24 hours a day. Last year, about 250 toys were donated for Santa Claus to distribute. This year, they hope to increase that number by 50%. Other Planet Fitness locations for gift drop offs include Temple City, El Monte, Duarte, La Puente, Midtown-Los Angeles, Burbank, and Sylmar.

Last year, Planet Fitness expressed its thanks for the generous support of members and friends who shared the vision of helping deserving kids share the joy of the season. Regional Manager Enrique Sanchez summed it up: "We received a huge response from our members throughout the community. At Planet Fitness, we are grateful to be in the business of empowering people to better their lives. We are blessed to be in a position to host these types of initiatives. The commitment and inspiration this company has to help others goes a long way. It's one of the many reasons why I enjoy working here."

Gift ideas include art supplies, such as paint sets and arts and craft kits; sporting equipment, including bags, balls, gloves, and bats; book sets; backpacks; board games; radio control cars and trucks; hand-held electronics; skateboards and helmets; writing journals; magic sets; and Legos and other building sets.

For more information on the toy drive or the many services that Planet Fitness offers, visit the front desk at the Alhambra PF, or call them at 626-576-8800.

Make this a season of good cheer for everyone.


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Sep 2020


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