This month the employees will be collecting and donating children’s coats. There are many kids in the area that are without proper coats for the cold temperatures. VanDevere will match the employees donations for the Coats for Kids.
Each month the employees are given the opportunity to wear jeans and to donate to a charity in our own backyard. This is just one of the ways that the VanDevere Bunch gives back to the community!
For the month February, the employees fo VanDevere will be collecting Easter basket items for Summit County Children’s Services. The organization will be putting together Easter baskets for the 1500 children in their car. We have collection bins set up at each location for the donated items. Cash donations will also be accepted, and as always, VanDevere matches the employees donations!
Every month the employees are given the opportunity to wear jeans when the donate to a local charity. Together we can change lives!
This month the VanDevere employees Jeans Day will be sponsoring the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina counties. Employees can donate needed items or money and VanDevere will match the donations!
Items that are requested are cleaning supplies, paper products, clothing and toiletries. If you would like to donate any items or make a monetary donation (that will be matched by VanDevere) drop them off at any of our locations!
“There is Hope…for families of violence, women, men and children who are in danger of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. The Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties provides emergency services and supportive services to victims seeking to end family violence. Unlike other agencies that focus on victims of all types of crime, BWS is the only agency in Summit/Median County that focus on family violence, intervention and prevention.” (BWS Website)
VanDevere Jeans Days….Changing Lives!
This month VanDevere employees are donating to Akron Pregnancy Services as part of their monthly Jeans Day Charity Drives! All donations will be matched by the company and donated to the group.
Akron Pregnancy Services is a safe place where women can go to get help when they are facing an unplanned pregnancy; a place where they can process their options and leave with a clear perspective. On a daily basis they see women, and men, feeling emotionally overwhelmed and fearful about an unplanned pregnancy. APS is a safe, nonjudgemental place where all of their options can be explored. Many of our staff and volunteers have been through a similar experience as our clients and understand the pressures an unplanned pregnancy may bring. You can find out more at akronpregnancyservices.com.
Any customer wishing to donate to this cause and have their donation matched, are welcome to drop off the donation at any VanDevere location!
This month the VanDevere Bunch is collecting money for the Community Volunteer Group. The Community Volunteer Group raises money for Transitional Housing Units shelter for young adults who are in the process of aging out of the foster care system. These young adults are at high risk for early pregnancy, unemployment, incarceration, homelessness and many other risks. So they need all the support they can get from their community.
This month on October 26th, VanDevere will be holding their monthly Jeans Day to help support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Employees will be permitted to wear nice jeans to work in exchange for a donation to this great organization. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation uses donations to fund childhood cancer research. VanDevere will match every dollar donated by employees in these Jeans Day fundraising efforts.
This month on September 21st, VanDevere will be holding their monthly Jeans Day to help support the Ronald McDonald House. Employees will be permitted to wear nice jeans to work in exchange for a donation to this great organization. The Ronald McDonald House is a home environment providing support and resources that help keep families close. VanDevere will match every dollar donated by employees in these Jeans Day fundraising efforts.
This month on August 17th, VanDevere will be holding their monthly Jeans Day to help support the Akron Battered Woman’s Shelter. Employees will be permitted to wear nice jeans to work in exchange for a donation to this great organization. The Battered Woman’s Shelter provides emergency services and support to victims seeking to end family violence. As usual, VanDevere will match every dollar donated by employees in these Jeans Day fundraising efforts.
It’s hard to believe that the back to school season is right around the corner. The sad part is that there are lots of family and children in our area that cannot afford the supplies needed to start off the school year. Caring For Kids provides many services to local families and children, one being able to provide basic school supplies in a new backpack to 200 children in their care from our community.
Listed below are some of the items that are needed to help these children prep for the 2017-2018 school year. Employees will be permitted to wear Jeans to work in exchange for a monetary or item donation.
Fore more information on Caring for Kids Inc. Please visit: http://cfkadopt.org
This month, Jean’s Day at VanDevere will be held on Thursday June 22 and will be benefitting Good Neighbors Inc of Akron. This great community organization is currently in need of items such as Peanut Butter, Personal Care Supplies, Toilet Paper, Paper Products, and Cleaning Supplies. Employees will be permitted to wear jeans to work in exchange for a monetary or item donation.