The April 8 SpinRaiser, sponsored by The Fitness Group (TFG) at Quail Ridge in Acton, was an at-capacity success, and raised over $3,500 towards Household Goods’ mission of helping people make a home. For the second year, Sue Barron, TFG’s top-notch instructor, led the group on a high-energy, motivating and energizing 90-minute spinning routine. An inspirational playlist of songs about house and home – “My House,” “Going Home,” “Welcome to My House” to name a few – was a constant reminder to participants about why they were spinning. Many also brought donations of sheets and towels, flatware, lamps, and other household items.
Participants included everyone from beginners to experts, returning spinners from the 2016 event, and new participants, including a group of spinners from BAE Systems, Lexington.
Says TFG’s Barron, “We had so much fun last year hosting the event that couldn’t wait to hold the event again this year. Household Goods provides a critical service in the community, and they are just down the street from us. We were thrilled we were able to take something we love doing and use it to help our neighbors.”
Sharon Martens, Household Goods Executive Director, added, “We’re so thankful to The Fitness Group for sponsoring this unique event again. Not only did it raise always-needed funds, but it served to increase awareness about our organization. This is critical, as we rely on the local community to help us help 2,500 families make a home every year.”
It wasn’t all hard work and sweat for the participants, though, as they enjoyed coffee and bakery treats donated by Concord Teacakes, as well as gift bags and raffle prizes donated by Carol Tocci of Barrett Sotheby’s, Concord, Rapscallion Table & Tap, Quail Ridge, and Tricia Deck.