Community encouraged to donate new school supplies to support children’s academic success

ATASCADERO — Planet Fitness locations in the Central Coast area are teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mid Central Coast to host a school supply drive for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The aim is to ensure that children in the community have the necessary supplies to succeed academically. 

Starting on July 24, participating Planet Fitness locations will be accepting donations of new school supplies. The community is encouraged to contribute items such as backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, glue sticks, calculators, erasers, rulers, and other essential items until Aug. 8.

To celebrate the collection and distribution of the school supplies, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mid Central Coast will hold a special event on Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Railroad Clubhouse location. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs will be able to collect their donated school supplies during this event. Planet Fitness will also be in attendance, providing free PF swag to add excitement to the occasion.


The back-to-school supply drive will take place from July 24 to Aug. 8 at the following Planet Fitness locations: Planet Fitness Atascadero (8210 El Camino Real, Atascadero) and Planet Fitness Santa Maria (1505 Stowell Center Plaza, Santa Maria).

Planet Fitness is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of their national philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation®, which focuses on preventing bullying and promoting kindness. Since 2016, Planet Fitness, along with its franchisees, members, and partners, has contributed over $8 million to support anti-bullying and pro-kindness initiatives.

Planet Fitness, founded in 1992, is a leading franchisor and operator of fitness centers worldwide, with over 18.1 million members and 2,446 stores across multiple countries. The company’s mission is to provide a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming and non-intimidating environment known as the Judgement Free Zone®.