December 08, 2009 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Pizza Fusion, local organic pizzeria, and Max Muscle (http://www.ftl.maxmuscle.com), a sports nutrition store, will be hosting the 2nd annual Toys for Tots holiday party this Thursday, December 10, from 6pm to 9pm at The Gateway Shoppes located at 1011 N Federal Hwy across from the Gateway Theatre. The purpose of the event is to collect as many donated toys and raise funds for needy children as possible, which will go to the Fort Lauderdale chapter of the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. Donators will receive a backpack full of goodies from Max Muscle and Pizza Fusion, in addition to items from several contributing partners, including The UPS Store, NRG Fitness, We Take the Cake, Edible Arrangements, Gaspari Nutrition, Nutrex, BSN, and Crown Wine & Spirits.
"We look forward to once again partnering with local businesses to bring joy to children in need this holiday season", Stace Houk, owner of Max Muscle Fort Lauderdale, states. "In this economy, there are more deserving children than ever, in need of gifts. We encourage everyone to come make a donation to support Toys for Tots and the children in our local communities."
The 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Party will feature a light open bar and food with a live DJ spinning musical entertainment for the evening. All donators will receive a $10 gift certificate to Max Muscle. All donations, including new or used toys, should be delivered unwrapped.
Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps' premier community action program, one of the nation's flagship charitable endeavors, an American tradition and a national treasure. For 52 years, Marines have been the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Toys for Tots has earned the distinction as a program which plays an important role in helping youngsters emerge from a background of poverty to adulthood as assets to society.
Pizza Fusion combines a fresh, organic menu with an industry-leading environmental approach to restaurant service. Pizza Fusion specializes in a full-service approach to gourmet pizza, ciabatta sandwiches, salads, desserts, and organic beers and wines, all in their purest form. With numerous franchises opening across the U.S., Pizza Fusion is pioneering the organic and environmental restaurant movement as the most eco-friendly restaurant in America.
Max Muscle, established in 1990, is the premier franchise specializing in Sports Nutrition. Max Muscle offers a diverse but integrated product mix of innovative nutritional supplements, fashionable athletic apparel and custom nutrition planning with Certified Nutrition Specialists on staff that targets a broad consumer base with a true passion for fitness and health. This combination is unique within the industry and has allowed Max Muscle to establish itself as a market leader within the health and fitness industry.