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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Field High SchoolOhio LightningTallmadge Little LeagueTallmadge FuryManikiki Nation Indian Guides (Canton)HandsOnSoccerNomads Elite BaseballBarberton Youth WrestlingCoventry H.S. basketballGreen youth baseballStem H.S.Akron Soap Box DerbyCamp Y-NoahWesley FoundationBuchtel H.S. PTA
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.
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!
VanDevere would like to congratulate Evan Nelson who was at VanDevere Chevrolet the other night to pickup his brand new2015 Chevrolet Sonic. Nelson held the winning ticket at the 2015 Akron Rotary / Wayne Home Chili Cook Off and Gold Outing help on Feb. 7th 2015.
Wayne Homes raised over $184,000 at the Chili Open for the Akron Rotary. The Akron Rotary Camp is a project of the Rotary Club of Akron and annually serves over 1800 children and adults with disabilities and their families. The Rotary Camp is located at Rex Lake. Each summer at Rex Lake there are overnight and day camp programs for children with special needs. Founded in 1924 as primarily a polio camp, the Rotary Camp’s purpose has evolved to serve children with a wide variety of disabilities, both physical and developmental. What a great asset to the Akron community! At the golf outing VanDevere donated a brand new 2015 Chevy Sonic to help Akron Rotary raise over $50,000 in car raffle ticket sales!!!
The Akron Rotary Club was at VanDevere to pickup their brand new 2015 Chevrolet Sonic for their Chili Open. VanDevere’s Thrive & Drive program works with local groups and organizations within the community to help them raise money. This 2015 Chevy Spark was donated to the Rotary Club as a part of their big Chili Open. The 25th annual Wayne Homes Chili Open will be held February 7th, Tee Times: 9 am to 1:30 pm at Hale Farm. Help support children with disabilities!
For more information on the Chili Open and how you can be entered to win this Sonic while supporting the Chili Open and Children with Disabilities, please visit:
VanDevere is a family owned dealership that has been doing business in the Akron Community since 1946. Over the years our community continues to choose VanDevere for their automotive needs, giving us the chance to grow into the company that we are today. The VanDevere Bunch would like to say Thank You to our ever giving community. To show our appreciation, VanDevere is giving back to Akron schools and organizations though numerous programs and employee contributions.