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!

Humane 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.







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.

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 project.

After a hiatus in 2020, the “We Roar. Together.” program is resumed for the 2021-2022 school year.  Fred Martin Superstore has continued our support of the program for the 2022-2023 school year, our third year of involvement, and third year of this incredible initiative.  We are pleased 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!


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.











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.


In the spring of 2022, Fred Martin Superstore hosted a matching donation drive to raise funds towards the purchase of a brand new 2022 Ram 1500 for the facility.  As a result of this effort, Fred Martin Superstore donated $10,000 to ACCESS and assisted with the selection, purchase, and branding of the new Ram truck.





Fred Martin Superstore donates $10,000 matching donation towards purchase of new truck to ACCESS, Inc. L to R: Jackie Hemsworth, Executive Director of ACCESS; Ashley St. Pierre, Marketing Director and Joe Pekar, Commercial Truck Manager, both of Fred Martin Superstore.

Haven Of Rest
Haven of Rest is a Christian Ministry that serves the community by providing meals, clothing and shelter, through a variety of activities, reaching out to touch the lives of those living at or near the poverty level. The purpose of Haven of Rest is to provide life-changing programs of love and compassion that respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing. Haven of Rest emergency services are available free of charge to all in need. They provide meals, overnight shelter, clothing, showers, laundry and other vital services in response to a need for additional facilities to help the many homeless people in greater Akron and the surrounding seven-county area.



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.


The Salvation Army

The Barberton Salvation Army was established in 1920, Currently, the funds raised during the Kettle Season go toward programs in Barberton such as: Hot meals for the homeless, Showering Facilities and toiletries for the homeless, Worship Services, Women’s Ministries Programs, Community Programing such as, Thanksgiving Meals, Christmas Assistance, and more. We are a proud sponsor of the Barberton Salvation Army and enjoy a good bit of bell ringing ourselves.












Fred Martin Cares About Our Community

We also support the following: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Barb
erton 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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