Despite the hard times currently facing our state due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, here at Fit Factory we have been finding new ways everyday to give back to the community in any way that we can. Read more for the latest on what we are doing to help.
MA COVID RELIEF FUND
Most recently, we donated $5,000 as an initial gift to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, which was founded by the First Lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker. We would also like to inform our members that we are in the process of creating an ongoing partnership with the fund where a portion of every membership fee charged will be directly donated.
The MA COVID-19 Relief Fund supports those across the state who have been impacted most by this health crisis. With four active health clubs in Massachusetts and one coming soon, we hope our donation represents a thank you to give back to the state that helped us grow from an idea in 2015, to a multi-location, full-service health club in 2020.
NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK
In addition to our Massachusetts community efforts, we have also prioritized our Texas family. We have made an initial donation for $1,000 to the North Texas Food Bank in order to help them feed those who need it most during this difficult time. Similar to our efforts with the MA COVID Relief Fund, we are also actively pursuing a longer term partnership that would allow us to donate a portion of membership dues to this organization.
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommending anyone who leaves their house to wear a mask, there is a dire need for masks nationwide. In order to support our hospitals who are dealing with especially high volume during this time, we also ordered 1,000 n95 masks and plan to donate all of these to our local hospitals.
Fit Factory is also especially grateful to all of the frontline workers, including grocery store workers, health care workers, and safety officials for risking their health everyday so that we can remain safe.
Our CEO and Co-Founder, Matthew Genes, said “Our doors might temporarily be closed due to the pandemic, but that will not stop us from giving back to the communities and to the state that has supported us from the very beginning.” Genes went on to mention, “Our team is looking for new ways everyday to support the individuals, communities, and businesses which need it most during this difficult time.”
In addition to these efforts, Fit Factory also recently partnered with the American Red Cross in volunteering all of our health clubs as official blood donation centers during a time when blood shortages are at an all time high. In addition to this, we also delivered “thinking of you” cards to assisted living centers, purchased staff meals from local restaurants, are providing social media shoutouts to local businesses who are still open, and are actively working with food banks.