Jeans Day: March 15th – Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties

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!

 

Jeans Day: February 15th – Summit County Children’s Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Jeans Day: December 14th – Coats for Kids

 

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!

Jeans Day November 16th — Community Volunteer Group

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.

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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.