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JUNEAU - Curves of Juneau is encouraging women in the area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive. The women's fitness club also offer incentives for existing and potential members who participate.
"I was hoping this great promotion will help women make the commitment to start getting healthy," said Curves owner Charlene Schrader. "It not only helps them make a commitment but helps the community."
From March 1 to 31, Curves will collect non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. The goal is for the community to come together to help families in need.
"At the core of our business is the message that women are stronger when they rally together, and that is the point we hope to bring home with our food drive," Schrader said. "We want to show our community just how powerful the generosity of our members can be."
According to Schrader, members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 during the month of March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8 and 20 can join Curves for free. Curves will waive the cost to join.
As part of this effort, Curves of Juneau will participate in a company wide contest for the most food drive donations collected by Curves locations across the nation. Winners will receive one of several cash prizes to be donated to their local food bank. Each year, Curves locations collectively donate millions of pounds of food to feed the hungry.
"We hope women in the Juneau area will come together and participate in this initiative," Schrader added. "Even if you're not thinking about joining a gym, you can still drop off your donations. There are so many families - right here in our own community - who need our help."
For more information about Curves, located at 9121 Glacier Highway, and the Curves Food Drive, contact Charlene Schrader at 789-4437 or 9ZJY05RN@curvesmail.com.