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K&M Silent Auction: Making A Lot Of Noise To Fight Against Cancer
A record $4,932.50 was raised during the 7th Annual Relay For Life Bowling fundraiser held by Kruisin’ For a Miracle, K&M Tire’s Relay For Life team. The Delphos Bowling Alley hosted over 80 attendees for the event.
The winner of our Chicago Getaway Raffle was also drawn that evening. During the week leading up to the bowling event, Kruisin’ For a Miracle sold raffle tickets for the Getaway which included a two night stay at Trump Tower, a $500 spa gift card, a $300 gift certificate for Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab and two premium tickets to either the Chicago Cubs or Whitesox. This prize package valued at $2,500 was donated by our friends at Yokohama Tire. Through the raffle, an additional $2,520 was raised to fight cancer, for a total of $7,452.50 for the night.
The silent auction portion of the evening brought in an impressive $4,441.50 for over 50 different items such as a cordless screw driver, Emmitt Smith autographed football, Indy 500 tickets, golf bag, and more. The 50/50 drawing resulted in $191 for the cause, and team entries fees for the bowling event totaled $300.
K & M generously matched the money raised at the event.
In more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries, Relay For Life events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. At Relay For Life events, communities come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Relay For Life teams raise money throughout the year, then during the event they take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground.
The values of the Relay for Life Team at K & M reflect those set forth by the company. K & M Tire values making a positive difference in the community and possessing a servant’s attitude. The employees of the company strive to live with integrity, character, and passion.
Posted on April 24, 2015
K & M Tire Fundraiser benefits the Relay For Life
The K & M Tire Relay for Life team recently hosted a charter bus to the Hollywood Casino in Columbus. On Saturday, February 28 at 4:00 the bus departed the K & M Tire parking lot. The committee members entertanied the bus by selling tickets for several raffle items, having a 50/50 drawing, and selling jello and pudding shots. After spending several hours at the casino, the bus returned safely to Delphos.
The bus trip raised $819. With the match from K&M Tire, the event raised $1,638 for the Relay! To see a picture of the bus participants, please click the link below:
Posted on March 11, 2015
Local Restaurant Helps Relay for Life Team
K & M Tire would like to thank Cabo Mexican Restaurant for helping us raise money for the Relay for Life. On Wednesday, January 28, Cabo donated 10% of the bill from the customers who presented a coupon to the K & M Tire's Relay for Life Team, Kruisin' for a Miracle. The donations totaled $186.45, with K & M's generous match, that is $372.90 for the American Cancer Society.
A big thank you to all of the employees, family, and friends who ate at Cabo's and supported the Relay for Life.
Posted on January 30, 2015
Detroit Coat Drive
Knowing the temperatures would soon be dropping significantly, K&M’s Detroit warehouse hosted a coat drive during the month of September. The warehouse employees, drivers, inside sales & outside sales teams were able to collect 35 coats to donate to the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
The Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that provides services to 1800 people. Each shelter location has a “closet” where those in need are able to pick out items for free.
This is a great example of how our K&M employees are living company value #7 “Make a positive difference in our community.”
Posted on November 26, 2014
K & M Tire Fundraiser benefits the United Way
K & M Tire has a long history of supporting their local community through various fundraising efforts. In the month of October, the Delphos location participated in several weekly events to support the local United Way. The month kicked off with a Fall Food Fest Day where employees were able to share their favorite fall foods with their co-workers. The most popular event was Jean Day on Friday, October 10th. The third week featured a 50/50 drawing, while the fourth week included a football square activity from the score of the Ohio State verses Penn State game. The winners each brought home $50 while the United Way benefited $100. The last week highlighted a pumpkin decorating contest. There were four submissions to be judged. The Pirate Pumpkins were the big winners. With individual donors and the small events, the Delphos location was able to raise just over $2,500. Thanks to K & M Tire’s generous match program, the United Way will get over $5,000 to assist local programs and organizations in the area.
“The United Way of Greater Lima is a local non-profit organization that measurably improves people’s lives in Allen County. We do this by bringing together the very best people, ideas, talents and resources to tackle local challenges head on, creating long-lasting positive changes.
Our goals are to help children reach their fullest potential through a quality education, give families the support they need to become financially stable and independent, and help people establish healthy lifestyles. We proudly serve over 50,000 local people annually.”
Posted on November 06, 2014
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