Community Involvement

The Fred Martin Auto Group plays an active role in the Akron area community. Here are some of the incredible local groups we work with!


Human Society of Summit County

The dealerships proudly sponsor The Humane Society of Summit County, providing all of the food used by the facility for over 25 years. The Humane Society of Summit County, located on Darrow Road in Twinsburg, makes it their mission to care and advocate for the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of our community. If you would like to find out more or inquire about adopting an animal, just give them a call at (330) 487-0333.


Norton City Schools

In 2019, Fred Martin Superstore first became involved with Norton City Schools for their We Roar. Together. shirt campaign.  With a donation of $10,000 we were able to cover the cost of approximately 3,000 shirts for students, teachers, and staff.  Students were encouraged to wear their shirts to bring awareness to mental health, anti-bullying, and overall wellness for this amazing District-wide initiative.

After a hiatus in 2020, the “We Roar. Together.” program is resuming for the 2021-2022 school year.  Fred Martin Superstore is please to once again provide our support, as the Pandemic only served to magnify mental health issues for students in the district.  This year’s program provides student mentors, additional personnel specializing in mental health, and initiatives throughout the year designed to create a culture of love and support for students and their families.

We are thrilled to be apart of such an amazing and important initiative at Norton City Schools!


D.A.R.E.

We are also involved in community D.A.R.E. programs that work to positively influence children by educating them on the negative impacts of drug and alcohol abuse. Over the last 20 years we have donated 20 “D.A.R.E. Mobiles” to the Norton Police Department , the Hartville Police Department , and the Summit County Sheriff’s Department.


 

Make A Wish Foundation 

We also proudly support the Make-A-Wish Foundation and take part in helping to make children’s wishes come true.  Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey.


Toys for Tots Program

Every Fred Martin location takes part in the annual U.S.Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Over the years, thousands of toys have been donated by employees, community members, and customers just like you, making the participation of Fred Martin in this program a success.


Hyundai Hope on Wheels

We also proudly support Hyundai Hope on Wheels, an incredible organization benefitting pediatric cancer research. Hyundai and its U.S. dealers created Hyundai Hope On Wheels in 1998. From the sale of every new vehicle, a donation is made to fight cancer. To date, more than $172 million and over 800 research grants has gone to support research at Children’s Hospitals across the nation.


Access, Inc.

ACCESS, Inc., is a homeless women and children’s shelter in Akron. They work with mother’s in need to provide them education and work training so that they may better provide for their children. Since 2016, Fred Martin Superstore has sponsored their wildly popular annual event “The Jewelry Box”.  Gently used jewelry is professionally displayed and every piece is $5 during this well attended weekend event that takes place annually in November.


Feed, Spay, Love

Comptroller, Margaret Kinsinger is the founder of the not for profit rescue organization “Feed, Spay, Love,”  an animal rescue in the Akron area that works to nurse animals back to health and place them in loving homes. They also trap, neuter and release feral cats back into the wild.  They are completely funded by donations, and every dollar goes towards continuing rescue and treatment efforts for animals that may otherwise go unassisted.


Fred Martin Cares About Our Community

We also support the following: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Barberton Summer Concert Series, American Red Cross, Akron Children’s Hospital, Barberton Sparkles-an all-inclusive cheer squad and several location youth sports organizations.  Fred Martin Auto Group is always interested in highlighting new local charities and businesses in our surrounding community on social media and on “The Car Connection.”  We encourage employees to be involved in charitable organizations they are passionate about, and we have participated as sponsors in causes and events they are involved with.  Locally owned and operated, the Fred Martin Auto Group knows the importance of giving back to the community. If we take care of our community, they will take care of us, just like they always have! We thank you for your continued patronage; it allows us the opportunity to give back to a community we care so much about!

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