Charter Fitness' 5th Annual Toy Drive to Benefit Families in Need

Dec 12, 2011, 13:05 ET from Charter Fitness


CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now through December 20th, 2011, Charter Fitness members and residents in their surrounding communities are encouraged to donate toys to support the Charter Fitness 5th Annual Toy Drive.  Toys that are new and unwrapped may be dropped off at any participating Charter Fitness location. The toys will benefit families in need in each of the communities served by the clubs, and will be distributed through local charities and organizations such as Toys for Tots, Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, and the Salvation Army.

"Anybody is encouraged to drop off toys at a Charter Fitness near them. There are a lot of children in need in our communities. We want to help them have the best holiday possible," said Dan Collins, Director of Sales.

This is the 5th year Charter Fitness is hosting its annual toy drive.  Since its inception, the effort has collected over 15,000 toys for local children.

Chicagoland-based Charter Fitness Franchising LLC was recently approved to franchise its Charter Fitness Health Club brand nationally. The Company recently converted 38 Cardinal Fitness locations in Chicago, downstate Illinois and Northwest Indiana to the Charter Fitness brand, increasing the number of clubs to 45 in six states. It is now the largest health club business in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area, and expects to hire 200 employees over the next 12 months.

About Charter Fitness Franchising LLC

Based in Orland Park, IL, Charter Fitness Franchising LLC is a health club franchise with 45 locations in six states.  Charter Fitness health clubs offer members a clean, comfortable and convenient workout experience with best-in-class fitness equipment for as low as $10 per month. Charter Fitness strongly believes in community involvement and is a member of the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

SOURCE Charter Fitness