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With budget cuts continuing to impact funding for necessary school supplies, Charter Fitness and its thousands of club members are stepping up to help. Today through early September, each Charter Fitness location will be collecting supplies to help local schools to get the new school year started off right.
"This is the fifth year Charter Fitness clubs have been collecting supplies, and hopefully this year we will be able to serve more schools and kids," said Dan Collins, chief operating officer at Charter Fitness. "We appreciate our members helping us in this effort to give kids what they need to be successful at school."
Supplies needed most include paper, notebooks, crayons, pencils, markers, colored pencils, tissues and paper towels, hand sanitizer and calculators. New and nearly new backpacks are also appreciated.
About Charter Fitness
Currently one of the Chicago area's largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, Charter Fitness, based in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, IL, has more than 35 locations with 10 additional locations planned to open in the next year. The community-minded clubs are enjoyed by a wide-ranging membership looking for a state-of-the-art fitness experience that is straightforward, value-based (memberships begin at $10 per month), no-hassle and convenient. For business entrepreneurs, Charter Fitness offers a best-in-class concept providing a solid return on investment. For more franchising information, visit www.charterfitness.com.