St. Francis de Sales Kicks Off Thrive & Drive 2021

The Falcon Family Car Raffle at St. Francis de Sales Parish launched in late January 2021!  We are very pleased to partner with The VanDevere Bunch.  Through the Thrive and Drive program, VanDevere Buick has sponsored a 2021 Buick Encore GX or the cash option of $17,000.00! This important fundraiser will support key capital needs and improvements to our church, parish facilities, and parish school!
Tickets are available through a secure online giving platfor ( or by visiting the parish rectory on weekdays between 9a.m. and 4p.m.  For inquiries, please call the rectory at 330-644-4962.
In under four weeks, the Falcon Family Car Raffle has already raised $18,000.00!  There are many exciting incentives for the parish school family that buys the most tickets and for the top teachers and classrooms with the most ticket sales.  The drawing will be held on May 21, 2021.
St. Francis de Sales Parish is a Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Cleveland located in the heart of the Portage Lakes.  For over 70 years the parish has served the surrounding communities of South Akron, Barberton, Coventry, Green, Manchester, and Springfield.  Established in 1948, the parish is currently led by Administrator Rev. Jeremy Merzweiler and is home to 2000 family households.  St. Francis de Sales has operated a Parish School since 1949 and currently there are 344 students in Preschool through Grade 8.  The school is fully accredited by the Ohio Catholic School Accreditation Association (OCSAA) and fully licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

If you have an organization that would like to learn about VanDevere Thrive and Drive fundraising opportunities, please email or call 330-867-3010 and ask for Lori Sams.