Dewey Auto Group once again this year provided assistance to Westwood Elementary School in Ankeny, IA for their annual food drive to benefit the Neveln Center in Ankeny. Over a month long period of time, the students collect non-perishable food and paper items to help the less fortunate in the area. Dewey Ford and Dewey Dodge Jeep Ram then helps out by providing trucks and employees who transport the items to the center. This is an ongoing annual effort as a part of Dewey’s business partnership with Westwood Elementary.
The Neveln Center, Inc. serves the needs of area families on multiple levels. The vision is for the Center to provide a central location and coordination for resources of non-profit and people oriented organizations which are accessible to everyone in the community. The efforts of the center focus on coordination and collaborating with various area organizations, agencies and community groups to make services cost efficient and more available.
The center services currently include before and after-school day care, a clothing pantry where families with the basic need for clothing can obtain garments at no charge, fine art support and education, craft activities, as well as juvenile crime prevention, support for special needs young adults, counseling and referral resource for at-risk children in the Ankeny Community Schools.