Curves Huntsville owner Tish Humphrey said 25 percent of 3 Spoons sales were donated to Curves if a customer mentioned the gym's name between noon and 2 p.m. on Friday.
In those two hours, approximately 35 to 40 people mentioned Curves
, which received $35 of $140 from 3 Spoons.
"When you think about it, that's pretty good," Humphrey
"That's a lot of people."
The total amount of funds raised by the event is yet to be calculated, but Humphrey said she would like to see more businesses get involved with Curves in the future with the charity event.
The owner said she
chose St. Jude's
always hears positive feedback about the children's charity and also because the national fundraiser "Workout for St. Jude's" also promotes a healthy lifestyle.
noticed over the years that because the fundraiser focuses specifically on the community, that donation amounts were not above and beyond.
"We do it and we have fun, but we don't raise thousands of dollars," she
"One day we had a donation of maybe $400, and I was like, well it's not a whole lot."
But a St. Jude's
representative shared that even a little bit adds up.
was like are you kidding me?
That is wonderful," Humphrey
"With the economy everybody is giving now," Humphrey
"Every agency is telling the same thing, and when we get the opportunity to give to a good cause and even if it is just a little bit everybody is appreciative."
Curves Huntsville has also been involved in other types of charity work, including a food drive that benefited the SAAFE House, the Good Shepherd Mission, the Pregnancy Care Center, and the Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter.
said in the past Curves donated whatever the animal shelter needed, such as towel to help dry off the dogs and are currently planning an upcoming fundraiser called "Loved Your Pet".
Every year the gym also collects boxes of Kleenex and zip-lock bags for "Back to School."
Eleven years ago, Humphrey
was turning 40-years-old and was overweight.
So she decided to join Curves.
"I fell in love with the concept," she
"It came up for sale a couple of months later and I thought you know what I could do this."
On August 1, 2000 she
Now the owner, who has still kept off the 30 lbs she
lost, says she
loves and lives Curves
also said the gym has wonderful members and that it's important for people to know about the women's involvement in good causes and the community.
"One of the mission statements for Curves
is strengthening women and I love the idea that we're working with St. Jude's Children's Hospital
because the more women we strengthen, the more they will be around to raise our kids," she
For more information about Huntsville Curves
contact Tish Humphrey
at 936-295-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.