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Spreading cheer: The Boys and Girls Club is making the holidays special

FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center collects gifts for the Boy and Girls Club of Lee County
Boys and Girls Club Gift Drive
Posted at 7:39 AM, Nov 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-29 13:52:41-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Over 85 toys and gifts have been collected at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers locations across Southwest Florida.

All the toys they receive will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County.

Fort Myers Clinic Manager Meagan Lewis said, Being a physical therapist our goal is to help people heal and love their life again and to optimize their wellness overall, and it’s kind of the same deal giving back to the kids and helping them be happier and be better versions of their self.”

FYZICAL started the gift drive last year after Hurricane Ian. They wanted to provide holiday cheer in the community for those who lost so much during the storm.

“We knew we needed to help the community heal in the same way we help our patients heal,” she added.

FYZICAL chose to make their gift drive for The Boys and Girls Club of Lee County annually after the success of last year's gift drive.

The Boys and Girls Club of Lee County CEO Denise Gerygle said, “Our kids deserve an amazing holiday season, and I love it when community partners, like FYZICAL, come in and support our kids.”

She added, “So many families are struggling these days, and we want to make sure that all of our kids have an amazing holiday season.”

Unwrapped gifts can get dropped off at the three of FYZICAL's locations below until November 30:

• FYZICAL North Fort Myers - 16251 N. Cleveland Ave. #3, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

• FYZICAL East Fort Myers - 10676 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913

• FYZICAL Northeast Naples - 7740 Preserve Ln. #5, Naples, FL 34119

The Boys and Girls Club of Lee County said if you want to get involved or make a donation, visit their website or call them.