GNC Partners with Best of the Batch Foundation to Help Local Pittsburgh Families During the Holidays



Announced that the company has partnered with Best of the Batch Foundation for its annual “Batch-A-Toys” toy drive from November 7, 2021, through December 21, 2021. The mission of the Batch-A-Toys initiative is to support Pittsburgh area families in need during the holiday season.

Best of the Batch Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Charlie Batch. The foundation provides financially challenged communities in eight western Pennsylvania counties with the purpose, desire, and resources to give their best efforts in all they do throughout their lives.

Best of the Batch Foundation created the community-wide program Batch-A-Toys, by working with over 150 local families and providing toys to children, essential household items to adults, including a holiday meal basket for the entire family. Each year, more than 8,000 toys and household items are donated to families in need through the foundation’s network of volunteers, donors, and partner sites.

“We are honoured to be joining the Best of the Batch Foundation to support local Pittsburgh families in need this holiday season,” said Josh Burris, CEO of GNC. “Investing and serving in our local community is incredibly important to us at GNC and it is a privilege to support Charlie and Tasha’s efforts to meet critical needs in our region, especially during a time when more families have been struggling due to the pandemic.”

“We are grateful to have GNC as one of our partners this holiday season,” said Tasha Batch of Best of the Batch Foundation. “Working with reputable brands like GNC, which have strong ties to our local community, is what drives the success of our organization and helps us continuously meet our goals of providing families with needed essentials during the holidays.”

Toys can be dropped off and donated at any corporate or franchised-owned GNC location in the Pittsburgh area, including Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland and Washington County.  Other ways to help are identified on the Best of the Batch website: GNC associates will also take part in gift-wrapping at the annual Wrapping Party held at the Best of the Batch Foundation headquarters.


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