National Fitness Partners Leaves Big Footprint with Sneaker Impact
Sometimes you must walk a mile in another person’s shoes – that is exactly what PF® franchisees do to see how they can help in their communities. Since May, National Fitness Partners took the saying a little more literally, partnering with Sneaker Impact, an organization that collects and recycles used shoes to send to those in developing countries. The shoes help improve the lives of people in need across the world.
National Fitness Partners placed sneaker collection boxes in each of its locations, encouraging Planet Fitness® members to donate their gently used sneakers. Additionally, Sneaker Impact matched $1 per pair of shoes donated to a charity of National Fitness Partners’ choice, the Boys & Girls Club of America.
From May to June, National Fitness Partners collected 1,193 pairs of shoes and donated $1,193 to the Boys & Girls Club of America. In August, the total number of shoes donated was 1,259. In total, the franchise group donated around 2,452 pairs of shoes and dollars.
National Fitness Partners was excited to support a great cause and is looking forward to making an even bigger impact next summer.
“Sneaker Impact has presented us with a great in-club opportunity to unite our communities and give back to those in need. We are even more grateful Sneaker Impact matches our collected sneaker donations to donate to the charity of our choice, the Boys and Girls Club of America. Together, Planet Fitness aims to empower a generation to grow up contributing to a more judgement-free planet! Sneaker Impact helps us with this initiative in more ways than one,” Vanni Nguyen, community relations manager with National Fitness Partners, said.