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: 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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Thrive & Drive Winner: 2015 Akron Rotary Chilli Cook Off

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!!!

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Thrive & Drive: New Participants Announced, Your Organization Could Still Be Added!

The VanDevere Bunch would like to welcome the additions of Green Youth Baseball, STEM HS, and Akron Soap Box Derby to the growing list of Thrive & Drive participants.

If your organization is looking for a fun way to raise money, VanDevere still has tickets left for this program. If interested, please contact Sandy at VanDevere Chevrolet.

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Thrive & Drive: Akron Rotary Club – 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Pickup for Chili Open

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:

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VanDevere Can Help You Raise Money For Your Local Youth Group!

The VanDevere Bunch can help you raise money for your local youth group or sports group! #Fundraiser

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VanDevere is Still Looking for Thrive and Drive Fundraising Candidates

Need a #fundraising idea for your community family or youth organization?#ThriveAndDrive

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Thrive & Drive: Archbishop Hoban Winner of a New Chevrolet Cruze!

Congratulations to Veronica Snock and Family from Cuyahoga Falls! Veronica is this year’s winner of a brand new Chevrolet Cruze from VanDevere as a part of the Thrive & Drive program supporting Archbishop Hoban High School. Veronica purchased her 2 tickets from her niece who attends Hoban.

This year, Hoban was able to sell over $85,000 in raffle ticket sales, setting a new record for the VanDevere Thrive & Drive program! All proceeds from ticket sales go right back into the school giving students the opportunity to Thrive while Veronica Drives away in her new car from VanDevere!

Congratulations again to the Snock family on their new car and the Hoban staff and students for a great year in ticket sales!

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There Is Still Time! Get Your Tickets To Raise Money For Your Local Organization!

Are looking for a fun way to raise money for your local group or organization? The VanDevere Bunch still has over 16,00 Thrive & Drive tickets available to pass to local organizations. Contact Sandy (see image) at VanDevere to get your tickets so that you can sell them off to raise money for your group today. Remember, every ticket sold is a chance to win a brand new Kia Soul from VanDevere!

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Thrive & Drive Winner! April from Knights Of Columbus / St. Sebastian’s

Congratulations to April Deming from Cuyahoga Falls. She is the winner of a brand new Sonic from the VanDevere Thrive & Drive program. This Sonic was donated to Knights of Columbus Council 14255 ( / St. Sebastian’s Parish where they in return sold 1567 tickets at $10 a piece to raise a total of $15,670.

These funds will then be going toward scholarships for parish 8th grade students planning to attend local catholic high schools; stipends for parish seminarians; tuition support for parish high school youths attending Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville Annual Youth Conferences; scholarship endowment and general charitable activities of Council 14255.

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New Youth Group Participants: VanDevere Thrive & Drive

The VanDevere Bunch helps support local schools and organizations with their Thrive & Drive program. These organizations raise money by collectively selling raffle tickets to a brand new Kia Soul, donated by VanDevere, with all proceeds going back to the selling organization.

Nomad’s Elite Baseball, Camp Y-Noah, and Barberton Youth Wrestling are the newest participants in this years giveaway.

VanDevere is still accepting participants for this years Thrive & Drive program, see image below for contact information.

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