Professional bodybuilder Stephen Frazier knows a Christmas card goes a long way in spreading holiday cheer and on Saturday Frazier and several clients took a break from lifting weights in Grand Prairie and instead focused on lifting hearts. In just a few hours, Frazier and his team delivered bags to a homeless shelter in Fort Worth.
“Everyone contributed just great,” said Frazier, Owner of SGP Fitness. “We have tons of bags. I think it’s going to make a big difference.”
This idea wouldn’t be possible without Cindy Rodriguez, and she couldn’t help but smile while filling each bag with socks, gloves, hats, and other simple items that are sometimes easy to take for granted.
“Sometimes I get in a funk and I complain and than I think it could be worse,” said Rodriguez. “I could not have a place to sleep or a car or a great job so I think this kind of helps people to remember you need to be grateful for what you have.”
Frazier is no stranger to charity. He’s donated countless hours to giving back and urges members of his gym to do the same. He started SGP Fitness five years ago and since then he’s come to love teaching others to live healthier lives whether it be through lifting weights or providing for those less fortunate during the holidays. It took most of the afternoon to top off all the bags and when the moment arrived in downtown Fort Worth it took just a few minutes to pass them all out. Some people took their bag and left. Others stayed to say thank you.
“I’m thankful and blessed,” said Junior Patterson.
And next year these homeless men and women can expect another visit from Frazier and his team.
“We’ll do better next year,” said Frazier. “I always say get up and do something. Just do more.”
It’s proof a little goes a long way and sometimes it starts with just a simple Christmas Card inside a bag.
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