One on One Fitness raises $30,000 for volunteers at the Medical Center and Bureau of Youth Services

One more time, One on one Fitness Center raised north of $30,000 last year to benefit two local nonprofits.

The health and fitness center, located at 424 W. Aaron Dr. in State College, raised and donated $30,170 through its 2022 Give Back initiative, according to a press release this week. Funds raised will benefit the gym’s two chosen charities, the Center County Bureau of Youth Services and the Volunteer Center for Medicine.

“I’d like to thank everyone who participated in our Give Back initiative,” Bruce Burke, founder of One on One, said in a statement. “We started the program to use our charitable donations; to spend a dollar to collect two, but it has become much more. We have enjoyed more inspiration from our staff, customers and community than we could have ever imagined.”

One on One’s Give Back initiative is supported by special events and direct donations each year. Center clients can also pay for certain services by making a donation to either the Center County Bureau of Youth Services or the Center’s Volunteers in Medicine.

Since its inception in 2009, the Give Back initiative has raised $532,585 for local charities, according to One on One.

In a statement, Center Volunteers in Medicine said One on One’s charity initiative has greatly supported the nonprofit’s work to provide health care services to Center County residents.

“We are honored to be a beneficiary of One on One’s Give Back program,” said Cheryl White, executive director of Center Volunteers in Medicine. “This unique form of giving helps us provide much-needed health care to low-income, underserved individuals who live or work in Center County. Half a million dollars raised is a remarkable milestone! We encourage all local businesses to follow One on One’s lead and help their chosen charity.”

Christine Bishop, CEO of the Center County Bureau of Youth Services, said One on One’s charity drive strengthens the bureau’s services while serving as a lasting example of critical community support.

“One on One’s support has meant so much to us here at YSB,” Bishop said in a statement. “This has allowed us to keep our services running at a time when local children and families have reached out to us more than ever before. Beyond the financial support, we are grateful to know that so many people in our community appreciate what we do and want to give back. I would like to thank the Burke family for leading by example and creating opportunities for others to join them.”

Since 1986, One on One has been working to support community health through weight loss programs, meal planning, personal training and more. Visit the center’s website or call (814) 234-1625 to learn more about current services.

Center for Volunteers in Medicinemeanwhile, has worked since 2003 to provide free medical care and health-related services to uninsured, low-income individuals who live or work in Center County. The free clinic is expected to open later this year new headquarters in the city of Ferguson, which will expand its services.

The Center County Bureau of Youth Services supporting local children and youth through several comprehensive services, including drug and alcohol prevention, parenting and family support, shelters and independent living assistance, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Visit the bureau’s website For more information.

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