The Ferman Community Partnership 

Since 1895, the Ferman organization, and its employees, have positively influenced the people and communities they serve by demonstrating excellence in corporate citizenship through the Ferman Community Partnership. 

Today, the values instilled by our founders guide Ferman's charitable and philanthropic impact on the Tampa Bay area. We strive to continually make a difference in people's lives through contributions of volunteer time and financial resources, and supporting our employees in their endeavors to make the Tampa Bay area a better place to live and work. 

The types of organizations supported through the Ferman Community Partnership are as diverse as our community and include schools, educational and scholarship programs; health, medical and human services organizations; arts, cultural and history groups; civic, community events and fund drives; amateur youth sports and related activities. 

The Mission of the Ferman Community Partnership 
Enrich and improve the lives of men, women and children through philanthropy and active, personal involvement in the community.

Ferman Volvo Cars and Team Support Metropolitan Ministries During the Holiday Season

For the 6th year in a row, food was collected by the Team at Ferman Volvo Cars and donated to Metropolitan Ministries. It has become an annual tradition and this year's giving will help feed local families in need.

Metropolitan Ministries provides 2,500 meals per day which means they have a great need, especially during the Holidays.

Mark Templeton, Jill Vandenboogaart and Kevin Smith along with the rest of the Ferman Volvo Cars Team stepped up and delivered 55 boxes of food and 4 turkeys. That's 1,084 lbs of food! The Team also donated $208 in gift cards.

Ferman Volvo Cars Hosts a 99.5 QYK Ticket Raid While Helping Out Metropolitan Ministries

On November 8th, Ferman Volvo Cars teamed up with 99.5 QYK to host a ticket raid for this year's Guitar Pull at the Strax Center. One lucky winner took home a pair of tickets to the event. Check out all the great pics QYK's Street Team snapped at our dealership in Tarpon Springs here.
In an effort to help feed those in need in the Tampa Bay area, Guests were encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to Metropolitan Ministries during the ticket raid.
For more information about this year's 99.5 QYK Guitar Pull at the Straz Center on November 15th, check out their official webpage.

Ferman Volvo Cars of Tarpon Springs Helps Pinellas County Students in Need by Donating to Stuff the Bus! 

 According to the Pinellas Education Foundation, in Pinellas County alone there are over 3,000 homeless children and 13% of families are at poverty level. Ferman Volvo Cars, along with every Ferman location in Pinellas County, stepped up to make sure these children and families have the supplies they require for the upcoming school year.

Along with essential items like backpacks, pencils and notebooks, the Ferman Team presented the Pinellas Education Foundation with a check for $2,000. This gift will help kids throughout Pinellas County get the education they deserve.

Join us in providing basic back-to-school items to the students of Pinellas County. Follow the Pinellas County Education Foundation on Facebook and find out how you can make a difference in our community by supporting Stuff the Bus!

The Team at Ferman Volvo Cars Continues Its Partnership with Metropolitan Ministries

 Over the past 5 years, The Team at Ferman Volvo Cars of Tarpon Springs has participated in The Boxes of Hope Food Drive with Metropolitan Ministries of Pasco County. Pasco County has 65,000 residents that live at or below the poverty line. Many of these folks are one emergency away from potential homelessness. During the Holiday Season, the need for food becomes even greater. Team Tarpon helped fill the void in a big way.

This year, General Manager John Reece put out a challenge that he would match his staff's donations. The extra motivation paid off in a big way. Not only did our team get into the giving spirit, they also had several Guests drop off donations as well!

All totaled, The Tarpon Springs Team collected 93 Boxes of Hope full of food, 45 turkeys and $175 in gift cards. That's over 2,500 pounds of food!

Metropolitan Ministries Associate Director of Donor Relations Nancy Dougherty expressed her sincere gratitude, stating that Metropolitan Ministries is blessed to have a great corporate sponsor like Ferman.



Ferman Volvo Cars of Tarpon Springs Rocks the Cotee River Bike Fest

The team at Ferman Volvo Cars sponsored the 2016 Cotee River Bikefest hosted by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Sims Park in Downtown New Port Richey was the destination for bikers and motorcycle fans from all over. 
 Guests of all ages were treated to complimentary Ferman t-shirts and other giveaways to help them remember this rocking good time. 

Ferman Volvo Cars of Tarpon Springs Partners with Cops 'n Kids

During the 2015 Christmas season, the team at Ferman Volvo Cars of Tarpon Springs helped support Cops 'n Kids, a local organization run by the Tarpon Springs Police Department that provides year-round after school and summer camp activities for the youth of Pinellas County. The team at Ferman Volvo Cars donated gifts for 29 children in need. 

Metropolitan Ministries Community Partnership

In December of 2015, the team at Ferman Volvo Cars of Tarpon Springs helped donate 250 pounds of food to Metropolitan Ministries. Food items like this will help Met Min serve 23,000 local families during Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

On December 19, 2012 General Manager John Reece, Parts Manager's Mark Templeton and Kevin Smith delivered 800 pounds of food and $100 in gift cards to the Metropolitan Ministries location in Holiday Florida serving the communities of North Pinellas and West Pasco counties.

This year they enlisted the help of dealership Guests by offering a free car wash and vacuum for any food donation. This was the largest contribution from Tarpon Springs to date with plans of surpassing 1000 pounds next season.

Pictured are John Reece, General Manager of Ferman Chevrolet & Volvo Cars, Mark Templeton, Ferman Volvo Cars, Dan Campbell, Metropolitan Ministries' Pasco Development Director, and Kevin Smith, Ferman Chevrolet.

Learn more about Metropolitan Ministries.