Yemm In the Community

Yemm in the Community

Here at Yemm Auto, we offer a wide variety of new and used Chevy, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram vehicles as well as repair and parts services, but that is far from all we offer to the Galesburg community. Family owned for generations, we have our roots here and we are dedicated to giving back to the community. Whether raising money to support research into diseases, helping with youth baseball, or offering students in Central Illinois the materials and support they need to make a difference in the world, we want to say thank you to our friends and neighbors in this community that have supported us so much by saying "Yes to Yemm!". Keep an eye on this space for the latest ways the Yemm Auto Family is reaching out.
  
 
 
Galesburg Youth Baseball

Practicing and playing sports develops teamwork, friendships, and an appreciation for the benefits of hard-work and playing fair. In summer 2015, we were able to work with Galesburg Youth Baseball to support the children of our community. Yemm Auto donated $100 and baseball gear to support the program. We also sponsored a free Chevy Instructional Clinic for students ages 6-14 to learn (or refine) the basics of baseball like hitting, fielding, and pitching, coached by experienced, professional baseball coaches and players. By encouraging and supporting good sportsmanship for youth, we hope to offer positive growth opportunities for the next generation of Galesburg.

Back to School Campaign

In August 2015, we pledge to donate one backpack stuffed with school supplies for any new vehicle sold. That September we filled 50 backpacks with notebooks, crayons, markers, folders, loose-leaf paper, rulers and pencil cases and distributed them to schools in Knoxville, Monmouth, Abingdon and right here in Galesburg! Each person who bought a new vehicle was able to select a local school or district to receive the donation, and elementary, middle, and high schools received the donations. Here at Yemm, we believe in giving students the tools they need to build a better future, and we are proud to have have some small part in helping that happen in our community.

MDA Drive 2A Cure

Neuromuscular diseases, like muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are life-threatening illness that can take away people's ability to move, speak, smile and even breathe. In November 2015, we pledged to donate $100 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Illinois. By pledging these funds to the MDA Drive 2A Cure, we hope to find cures and increase the quality of life for those with neuromuscular diseases in Central Illinois. Yemm Auto also sponsored a kickoff part in November that also features community and awareness building activities like raffles and children's activities. Check this page at the end of November for the results of the drive