Each year families spend an average of $687.72 on back-to-school shopping, with $114.12 of that amount going toward school supplies alone, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey. Planet Fitness of Savannah is helping to ease the burden, by holding their annual School Supply Drive. This year, Planet Fitness is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club who will distribute the items collected.
Now through August 31, both members and the public may drop off donations in the collection bins at the Eisenhower Drive and Ogeechee Boulevard Planet Fitness locations. Suggested items range from basic school supplies such as pencils, pens, markers, crayons, notebooks and folders, to classroom supplies such as tissues and hand sanitizer.
“We’re dedicated to giving back to the community and are happy to help students start the year off prepared to succeed.”explained Shelley Choquette Community Outreach Manager of Anchor Management, Inc. which owns and operates 12 Planet Fitness franchise locations throughout the Coastal Carolinas and Savannah, GA.
The school supplies collected will be distributed through the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club in Savannah.