What does Thanksgiving mean to the Jaffarians?
For many, Thanksgiving is about eating, a lot of eating, followed by a lot of shopping on “Black Friday.” And I want to say that there is nothing wrong with this, spending time with family and stimulating the economy, especially with Small Business Saturday this week!
We are so fortunate to have a holiday to pause and take the time to give thanks. We have so much to be thankful for: top of mind for me are my grandparents and parents (who I often write about) who started out years ago. My brothers Paul and Mark, my kids, friends, customers and employees. Without all of you—there would be no Jaffarian Volvo Toyota. I especially want the employees to know how thankful I am for their dedication, loyalty and hard work.
One of the hallmarks of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion is actively participating in community events and proactively giving back to our local community. This holiday season, I am pleased and proud to announce that we are supporting Emmaus in Haverhill whose slogan is “Where Everybody Matters.” Emmaus helps people rebuild their lives by creating and renewing a sense of community by providing both immediate assistance and long-term solutions through emergency shelters, affordable housing, job training, and more.
According to the Emmaus website, there are 3,500 homeless families in Massachusetts needing emergency housing every night. Emmaus’ program has helped 3500 homeless people rebuild their lives each year. Since 1985, Emmaus has helped more than 25,000 men, women and children out of homelessness and onto self-sufficiency.
From now through December 18, we are asking the local community to join Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion by donating items needed most by local children—socks, diapers, mittens, winter hats, pajamas and toothbrushes and toothpaste (all new please). Our goal is to fill up a Toyota Tundra in the showroom with loads of these new items for local children. If you would like to help us give back to the Emmaus House, please bring such items for children to our showroom any time from now until December 18th. It is astonishing to think of the impact on children. We hope we can make the holiday season more merry and bright for these children.
We have much to be thankful for and giving back to local families in need is our way of giving thanks and giving back. From all of us in the Jaffarian Family, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! And please — drive safely!