Pilates Teck's Fundraising
Shortly after opening the studio we realized, as a business, just how easy it is to organize a fundraiser. We have a mailing list that grows everyday and when we shoot out an email that there is a need then we get a tremendous response in return. And there is no shortage of needs. All of our fundraisers have shot up around people we know who needed help.
Our efforts started with a Pilates for Golf fundraiser for Matt Spzak. Matt is the little brother of one of my son's basketball buddies who suffered a serious head injury when being struck by a car. Robinson Ranch, one of our local golf clubs, donated the space for us to raise money for Matt's care.
About a year later, my friend Cathy's cancer was back. Cathy didn't need the money but she needed the support. We held a fundraiser in her honor (and have done so every year since then) to support our local breast cancer charity: The Circle of Hope.
The Circle of Hope gives funds to those living in our little valley who are having difficulty paying their medical bills. By working with The Circle of Hope I have learned that many people lose their jobs when undergoing treatment because they take so many sick days. Who knew? I assumed that any company (large or small) would be able to make concessions for someone being sick.
When we had friends who experienced a robbery, we raised clothing for the family with a click of the send button on an email. We raised baby clothes, diapers and all other baby needs for a new mom who had no support and little financial freedom at that time in her life. I'm happy to say her life has improved dramatically and even when times were tough she is a strong supporter of all of our charity efforts.
One of my favorite charities was our local Dancing with Our Stars. We didn't chair it but we were sure excited to participate. Sheyla (pilates instructor extraordinaire) danced her way to 1st place with her partner. She is HOT!
Lastly, once or twice a year we hold Hundreds for Hunger. During this event, if our clients bring in canned goods then they don't have to do their Hundreds that day. In case you don't already know, The Hundreds is an extremely unpopular abdominal exercise.
For more info, on upcoming fundraisers or more info about the last big one; click our links off of the fundraising tab.