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K&M Cares

As we continue to strive towards making a positive difference in our community; K&M Cares, our philanthropic board, along with our employees ended 2015 by lending a helping hand to many.

Here is a just a small list of the many different organizations and charities that benefitted from the generosity of our employees during the fourth quarter:

·         A set of tires was donated to the Delphos Senior Citizen Center for their van

·         $458.72 worth of toys was raised for the Kansas City Toys for Tots

·         902 rolls of toilet paper were collected for the Delphos Community Christmas Project

·         400+ articles of clothing, 25 new fleece blankets, 17 coats, and serval hats and pairs of kids shoes were donated to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, MI

·         $100 worth of clothing and $60 cash was donated to Lydia’s House, an open door mission in Omaha, NE

·         $550 was raised through Christmas gift wrapping for the future needs of our employees and/or community

·         A $300 gift card and $200 worth of household items was given to family who were victims of a household fire

·         Over 100 cans of food were collected for the St. Francis House in Sioux Falls, SD

·         Toys were donated to Star of Hope, a homeless charity in Houston, TX

We would like to say thank you to our team for being so giving. Looking towards the future, K&M Cares, plans to continue to try and help employees and others in our community during times of need.

Posted on March 01, 2016

Charity Focus of 2016 K&M Tire Dealer Conference

The 2016 K&M Tire Dealer Conference and trade show was held January 14th and 15th at the Overland Park Convention Center just outside of Kansas City – the middle of our territory.

This year instead of inviting a celebrity to speak during our morning general session, K&M Tire highlighted the work of our longtime charity partner, Food for the Poor Inc. Angel Aloma, executive director of the international agency, talked about the Florida-based group’s work, and the more than $1 billion in aid sent to 17 countries in 2015.

Yokohama Tire Corp. donated $20,000 to our new philanthropic board, K&M Cares. We split that donation into two gifts: $10,000 was presented to Food for the Poor. Then one of our Yokohama Advantage dealers was chosen through a raffle and given the remaining $10,000 to donate to a charity of its choice. Dan and Tim Ronda from Ronda Auto Centers in Michigan split that gift between two charities, giving $5,000 each to Kids Food Basket and Volunteers in Service. 

Posted on February 03, 2016

K&M Employees Making a Difference

K&M Tire is very proud of our employees who continue to strive to make a difference in our community. Many of employees have found numerous ways to give back and help those in need.

We would like to take the time to recognize the following locations for their commitment:

·         Delphos, OH, Corporate Office: Collecting toilet paper for those in need within the community

·         Cleveland, OH, warehouse: Gift basket was donated to a local food bank

·         Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI, warehouses: Clothing drive to benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit

·         Kansas City, KS, warehouse: Collecting for Toys for Tots

·         Houston, TX, warehouse: Collecting donations for Star of Hope homeless shelter

Items and donations will be collected until December 16th.

Thanks to all of our generous employees for displaying such wonderful values. We appreciate your spirit of giving. 

Posted on November 25, 2015

K&M Tire's Philanthropy Board

K&M Tire has been a big supporter of our community and many different organizations through the years. In efforts to organize our fund raising activities and better serve our communities, we have elected a Philanthropy Board of Directors. 

Two of our foundational principles are making a positive difference in our communities and possessing a servant's attitude. Our employees have come together and raised money for many great organizations such as the Relay For Life, Food for the Poor, United Way and many others. 

K&M employees nominated fellow workers for the Board. Ken Langhals, President of K&M Tire, and Cheryl Gossard, Vice President of K&M Tire, will be permanent board members. The other board positions will be elected every two years.  Elected to serve on the initial board were: Donna Burgei, Accounts Payable Supervisor; Nancy Fischer, HR Specialist; Brian Gossard, Vice President of Operations; Katie Ringwald, Credit & Collections Supervisor; Pam Rosswurm, HR Manager; Sergio Villasana, Inside Sales Representative; and Mandy Weimerskirch, Controller.

The board will be responsible for setting the direction of our philanthropy efforts. 

Before the voting commenced, those nominated had to write two short essays on why philanthropy is important to K&M Tire and why it is important to them personally.

We would like to congratulate our new Philanthropy Board as we look forward to seeing the direction our philanthropy efforts will take in the future.

Posted on July 30, 2015

Relay Results Sunny Despite Mother Nature

Despite the weather, K&M Tire employees turned out to support the 13th annual Delphos Relay For Life Event. Mother Nature forced the event to be moved inside the Delphos Jefferson High School from its scheduled place on the outdoor track on June 12, 2015.

Craft and food choices lined the walls of the school cafeteria. K&M Tire’s team, Kruisin’ For a Miracle, sold chicken quesadillas, lemon shake ups, pop, and baked goods increasing their funds raised by $379.75 to a total of over $28,000 with a little help from corporate match.

According to a report in the Delphos Herald, the Relay evening ended with $64,000 of the $73,000 goal raised. Numerous teams have yet to turn in all of their money. Funds can be donated to this year’s event until August 31, 2015.

Fundraisers held throughout the year by the K&M Tire team included jeans days, restaurant days at Pizza Hut and Cabo Mexican Restaurant, casino bus trip, raffles, laundry detergent sales, food days, bowling event, silent auction, brat dinner and other fun activities.

Click here for more information about the Delphos, Ohio Relay For Life event.

Posted on July 02, 2015

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