Category Archives: Thrive And Drive

The VanDevere Bunch Thrive & Drive Program

VanDevere Inc. continues to establish a partnership with local area schools and organizations for the VanDevere Thrive & Drive Program. This partnership is a way in which VanDevere can make a contribution to our local communities. Our goal is to raise money through this effort for the children and families of our community. We are teaming up with these local schools and organizations to donate a brand new Chevrolet or Kia vehicle to be used in a raffle to generate funds for a specific school project to be determined by each school.

The funds generated benefit these school and organizations directly by providing supplies, upgrades, renovations, improvements, and scholarship funds and assistance to name just a few. VanDevere would like to thank everyone who makes Thrive & Drive a success in helping these schools and organizations year after year.

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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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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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Thrive & Drive: 2016 Kick Off – Community Fundraiser: 2016 Chevy Cruze

Join us in an effort to raise money for children and families in our community. This year we’re teaming up with local schools and organizations by donating an all new 2016 Chevy Cruze to use in this year’s raffle.

Please contact Sandy Porter at 330-867-3010 Ext: 2137 for information on how your local organization can benefit from this year’s Thrive and Drive program.

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Thrive & Drive: Winner of 2014 Kia Soul Pickup at VanDevere kia

From left to right: Richie Fontes (VanDevere Sales Consultant), Jerry VanDvere (Owner, VanDevere Kia), Duane and Linda Burkhammer (Winners), Patrick Scofield (VanDevere Sales Consultant).

Linda and Duane Burkhammer of Akron pickup up their brand new 2014 Kia Soul from VanDevere Kia in Akron after being named the winner of the VanDevere Thrive And Drive Raffle on Thursday May 14th.

VanDevere donated a car to their Thrive And Drive program this past year. Local community youth organizations where then allocated raffle tickets to sell, raising money for their respected organizations. Linda and Duane purchased a ticket from the Akron Soap Box Derby organization and were contacted Thursday with the exciting news.

We would like to thank everyone for their support during this fundraising event that resulted in thousands of dollars going back to all participating local organizations.

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Thrive And Drive: Drawing A Winner – 2014 Kia Soul




 

WE HAVE A WINNER from Akron Soap Box Derby ticket sales……Duane Burkhammer of Akron! See VanDevere draw a lucky winner of a 2014 Kia Soul on Thursday May 14th. Over the past many months, 15 Local organizations have sold raffle tickets to raise money for their respected organizations. Over that time, hundreds of raffle tickets have been sold and over $10,000 has been raised in our local Akron community to support these organizations and their children.

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Thrive And Drive: Drawing May 14th For Winner Of New 2014 Soul

VanDevere will be picking a lucky winner of a 2014 Kia Soul on Thursday May 14th. Over the past many months, 15 Local organizations have sold raffle tickets to raise money for their respected organizations. Over that time, hundreds of raffle tickets have been sold and over $10,000 has been raised in our local Akron community to support these organizations and their children.

Stay tuned for our winner and Good Luck to everyone who took part in this years Thrive and Drive program!

Participating Organizations:

Field High School
Ohio Lightning
Tallmadge Little League
Tallmadge Fury
Manikiki Nation Indian Guides (Canton)
HandsOnSoccer
Nomads Elite Baseball
Barberton Youth Wrestling
Coventry H.S. basketball
Green youth baseball
Stem H.S.
Akron Soap Box Derby
Camp Y-Noah
Wesley Foundation
Buchtel H.S. PTA
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Thrive & Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Pickup – Archbishop Hoban High School

Jeff Stetz from Hoban High School stopped in to pickup their Thrive & Drive Vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. Last year, Hoban was able to raise over $85,000 from the VanDevere Thrive & Drive program by selling raffle tickets at school events. This year, they hope to beat that amount and bring in even more money for their school. If you would like to support Hoban High School and enter to win this brand new Cruze, contact the school office to find out how you could purchase your raffle tickets.

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Thrive & Drive: 2 More Organizations On Board for May 14 Drawing

The VanDevere Bunch would like to welcome the Wesley Foundation and Buchtel High School PTA to this years Thrive & Drive fundraiser. With the addition of these 2 organizations, VanDevere has a total of 15 community youth groups selling raffle tickets to raise money benefitting their respected organization. The drawing for the lucky winner of a brand new Kia Soul from VanDevere is right around the corner on May 14th. There is still plenty of time for you to buy a ticket from one of the depicted organizations for your chance to win!

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