Jeans Day: Aug 18 – Akron Children’s Hospital & Ronald McDonald House

Thursday Aug 18 will be our next Jeans Day benefitting TWO great community organizations. Akron Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. As usual, employees will be permitted to wear jeans in exchange for a donation. VanDevere will match every dollar donated by employees.

Thank you to all the employees that continue to take part in this great opportunity to raise money for our community organizations.

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Congratulations to Travis Cunningham – Thrive And Drive Winner!!

Congratulations to Travis Cunningham. He is the winner of this new car from VanDevere’s Thrive & Drive community fundraiser program. Travis purchased his ticket from the Ohio Lightning organization and gets to drive away in the great new Cruze. VanDevere would like to thank all of you that participated in this great fundraiser as we were able to raise thousands of dollars for local youth organizations.

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Jeans Day: July 21 – Caring For Kids

Jeans Day this month will be on July 21 and will benefit Caring For Kids. This organization provides backpacks full of school supplies for the children in their program. July 21st employees will be permitted to wear jeans to work in exchange for donating an item listed above to this wonderful organization.

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Jeans Day: Tomorrow Supporting Team Members Husband.

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Thrive & Drive: Akron Soap Box Derby Participant

Adding to the list of 2016 VanDevere Thrive & Drive program participants is the Akron Soap Box Derby. This great community organization is selling raffle tickets to raise money for their own cause. These tickets are then entered into a drawing with other participating Thrive & Drive community organizations giving a lucky ticketed individual a chance to win a brand new car from VanDevere. Just another way VanDevere gives back to a supporting community since 1946.

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Thrive & Drive Participants: Tallmadge Force / Fury Softball / Baseball

Participating this year in VanDevere’s Thrive & Drive program is Tallmadge Force and Tallmadge Fury Baseball and Softball teams. These teams will be selling tickets with all of our other 2016 Thrive & Drive participants in efforts to raise money for their teams. All money from raffle tickets goes to the teams themselves. All tickets from participating organizations are them pooled together in a drawing for CHEVY CRUZE donated by The VanDevere Bunch.


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Thrive And Drive: Hoban High School

VanDevere is back at it again with Thrive and Drive! VanDevere has donated a car to Hoban High School in Akron so that they can sell raffle tickets to raise money for numerous needs within school. If you wish to purchase a $10 raffle ticket for your chance to win this car, please contact the Hoban school office for purchasing opportunities.

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Jeans Day: June 16 Assisting Good Neighbors Inc

June’s Jeans Day has been announced. On Thursday June 16, employees will be permitted to wear jeans to work in exchange for a donation to Good Neighbors Inc. Good Neighbors has been helping families and individuals in the community since 1957. In times of crisis and need they prodive clothing, emergency food, and support. As usual, every dollar donated by employees will be matched by VanDevere.

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Thirve & Drive: Green Area Adventure Guides

VanDevere continues to support Children’s Programs in the Akron Area Community with our Thrive & Drive fundraiser.  VanDevere supplies a vehicle while different community groups sell raffle tickets raising funds for their organization. At the end of the Thrive & Drive season, all tickets are pooled and a winner is drawn.

Our most recent participants are the Green Area Adventure Guides. They are a Father Son program that serves to foster the father-son relationship with a motto of “Pals Forever”.

They attend camp outs and a variety of fun monthly activities in the community as well as doing an annual service project. This past weekend they camped at Camp Y-Noah and had a great time fishing, riding horses and doing other challenging activities.

The VanDevere Thrive & Drive program enables them to subsidize these activities and keep them affordable for the members


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Chevy Youth Sports & West Akron Baseball League

Chevy Youth Sports and VanDevere once again pairs up with the West Akron Baseball League. Chevy and VanDevere presented a check to the league as part of the ongoing relationshiop with WABL and the Akron community. Wishing all the West Akron Baseball League players a fun and safe season!

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