Category: Dealer News

St. Vincent St. Mary High School Thrive & Drive


St. Vincent-St. Mary High School has their very first VanDevere Thrive & Drive Winner. Congratulations to Kimberly Simpson-Kee on being this year’s winner of the brand new 2024 Kia Forte! The luck of the Irish was on her side from the purchase of her $10 raffle ticket. This was an extra special raffle, since all the VanDevere men, that currently work at all store locations, are all STVM alumni! They loved the opportunity to support not only the Akron youth but their old stomping grounds.

After speaking with Kimberly about her win, this is what she had to say, “We were totally surprised when we found out we won! You never expect to win these types of things.” After the initial shock wore off, Kimberly had to figure out what she is going to do with the new vehicle. Luckily, she has two sons that are current students at STVM that could use their own car. Alex is a current Freshman and Evan is a sophomore who recently started driving last year. “He has been driving my car so when he found out we won, he was thrilled!” says Kimberly. Another congrats are in order for both of Kimberly’s sons for having their ever first vehicle! We are so happy that VanDevere was able to help and bring joy to the family.

The raffle was a great success. St. Vincent-St.Mary High School was able to raise a total of $43,164.53! They also sold almost 6,000 raffle tickets. Great work STVM students, staff, family and friends. None of this would be possible without all of your hard work and dedication. The money raised will be helping 29 STVM programs and the school as a whole. We could not be more thrilled about working with them this year and looking forward continuing to support such a great school!

VanDevere Cares: IDEA House Volunteering

Community Outreach: IDEA HOUSE

Thank you to all our VanDevere volunteers for taking time out of work to support this months organization, IDEA House! 

IDEA House is an educational and intervention service for K-12 children with autism. They are a faith based program that, strive to maintain a fervent and dedicated spirit that remains faithful & perseveres in the midst of difficulty.” Currently they have 30 kids attending the school. The staff is so supportive, kind, and caring. They even gave the team a tour of the classrooms and explained how they began. Initially the grounds were a turkey farm house, now converted into a school house. There are currently 17 staff members ready to help the children and grow the organization.

The VanDevere team is grateful for the experience to help the members of IDEA House. They were able to organize and clean their supply rooms filled with crafts, science projects, holiday decorations, paperwork and more. Beyond thankful for the opportunity to support such an amazing group. Looking forward to the next volunteer event. Thank you VanDevere team and IDEA House for all you do!

Check out events coming up and more details on IDEA House’s Website:

VanDevere Cares: Coventry Elementary, Middle and High School

Coventry Elementary, Middle and High School – VanDevere Employee Volunteering

VanDevere makes going back to school a little easier at Coventry Elementary, Middle and High School!
Some members of our team volunteered to clean and plant new flowers around the school. We added 8.5 hours to our 500 service hour goal. The VanDevere Bunch loves giving back to the community. We cannot wait for next month’s volunteer event at RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ON SEPTEMBER 12TH FROM 9AM-11AM!