We are part of a community and as a family-owned business, we are thankful for the support from the surrounding communities enabling the Jaffarian business to survive and grow in challenging times. Giving back to the community is truly in our DNA. It started with my grandfather and grandmother and it has been passed down to me and my brother from our parents and now to my son who is fourth generation in the business. Giving back and helping others, especially youth in our local communities, is especially important to us and how we operate on a daily basis. From supporting local Boys & Girls Clubs to our Aunt Sara, a librarian, who dedicated her life to preserving and supporting school libraries both locally and nationally - the Jaffarian family continues to give back and build stronger communities.
Jaffarian helps local families in need get ready for back to school
Jaffarian Automotive Group, located at 600 River Street in Haverhill hosted a school supply drive to benefit Emmaus during the month of August and through the generosity of its employees and customers, collected dozens of backpacks as well as pens, pencils, notebooks, folders and other needed school supplies.
"We welcome this opportunity to provide needy youth in our area with back-to- school supplies and hope this will help them start the school year off right and achieve success in the classroom," said Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota. "Working with Emmaus on efforts like is always rewarding for us at Jaffarian, as we know these goods will go directly to kids who need them most. Emmaus is a wonderful organization that does so much good for so many in our area, particularly youth, which is right in line with our focus of helping local kids."
Founded in 1985, Emmaus, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to helping families and individuals rebuild their lives. Located in Haverhill, MA, it is the largest provider of emergency shelter in Essex County. Since 1985, Emmaus has helped more than 25,000 children and adults out of homelessness and toward self-sufficiency. Last year, Emmaus served 2,229 children through its shelters and housing programs, and on any given night, 300 adults and children will call Emmaus "home."
Emmaus' Family Shelter Director Jaime Romero commented on the significance of the drive Jaffarian hosted.
"The Emmaus Family Shelter truly appreciates our friends from Jaffarian for their generous donations of backpacks and school supplies," Romero said. " The moment the supplies arrived, the children's smiles lit up the room and it felt like Christmas morning. We are truly thankful for the community's support. It means so much to those that have so little. Jaffarian made school days a little easier and less stressful for our families this year. Thank you from all of us at Emmaus!"
A big "THANK YOU" to everyone who donated!
Jaffarian's Youth in Motion - Take Me Out to the Ballgame 2016
Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO of Jaffarian Toyota Volvo bought 80 tickets for members of the Haverhill Boys & Girls Club and the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club to go to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play on July 22, 2016. For some of the kids, it was their first trip to Boston. The Red Sox had a big win, and everyone had a great time! Gary Jaffarian has supported the Boys & Girls Club for more than three decades and brought a group from the Lawrence club to Fenway last year for the game at which Pedro Martinez's number was retired.
Jaffarian's Annual Customer Appreciation Event
On Saturday, May 14, Jaffarian hosted a cookout featuring special guest Gene Ellison, "Gene the Fishing Machine" to show their appreciation for customers. Gene is a professional bass angler who answered fishing questions, offered tips and handed out free fishing rods to the first 60 kids in attendance. See photos from the day below:
Gene Ellison offers fishing tips.
Gene handing out fishing rods to the first 60 kids.
Gene and Jaffarian Sales Manager, Sarkis Shamshoyan.
Jaffarian Launches Youth in Motion Program to Help Local Kids Embrace a Healthy, Active Lifestyle
Pictured above are (from left to right): Markus Fischer, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence; Manny Ayala, Director of Program Services; Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota; Kathy Pruett, Development Director, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill; and Brian Theirrien, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill.
Jaffarian Volvo Toyota launched the Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund, a charitable program that enables local youth in need to participate in sports and activities that provide structure, discipline, teach sportsmanship and, ultimately, promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
To achieve this goal, The Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund will allocate funds to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill and the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. To launch the fund, each organization recently received a check for $5,000.
The Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund formed as a result of past charitable efforts, visits to each Club and multiple meetings with the directors. A clear fundamental need emerged to help local youth get involved in sports and activities that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to participate in or try. Jaffarian selected the Boys & Girls Clubs as they are perfectly positioned to readily identify needs and allocate funds directly to enable individuals to engage in these programs. The funds will be used to support positive "in motion" behavior, such as helping kids participate in team sports like football and baseball, partake in activities such as dance, swimming and martial arts classes, as well as learning to fish via summer camp programs.
Pictured above: Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota (Center) with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill.
"Supporting youth sports/activities has been central to the Jaffarian culture from day one. My grandparents started this tradition and, as a third generation owner, I strive to keep that important legacy alive and well," said Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO, Jaffarian Volvo Toyota. "I hear all too often about deserving kids who can't participate in sports and activities because of financial issues and that's what inspired me to create this fund. My entire family has always believed that sports are healthy for both body and mind and can provide a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment. We're delighted to extend those benefits to youth in our community through our relationship with the Greater Haverhill and Lawrence Boys & Girls Clubs."
"The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill is thrilled with the creation of the Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund," said Brian Theirrien, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. "Jaffarian's commitment to directly support our 'most in need' Club members is creative, inspiring and unique. The Youth in Motion Fund affords these members with additional opportunities to participate in relevant activities that promote healthy lifestyles. Our sincere thanks to Jaffarian Volvo Toyota for helping the Boys & Girls Club to deliver on its mission, assuring that 'Great Futures Start Here.'"
"We are very grateful to be a recipient of the Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund, which will provide critical funds for our core program area of healthy living," said Markus Fischer, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. "Given that Lawrence is one of the poorest cities in the Commonwealth, it's not unusual for a club kid to want to join the swim team, but not own a swimsuit; for an aspiring basketball player's shoes to be literally falling apart; and for dancers to go to class barefoot because their families can't afford dance shoes. This fund will not only allow more kids to participate in activities, but to do so with confidence and a sense of belonging."
The Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund continues the dealership's legacy of helping youth in Merrimack Valley participate in a variety of sports and exercise programs. Jaffarian has long had a passion for and commitment to giving back to the community in the area of youth sports. Over the years, the dealership has sponsored numerous sports teams, helped Haverhill High build a weight room, raised $50,000+ to offset the costs of participating in high school sports, and brought busloads of kids to Celtics and Red Sox games.
Gary Jaffarian Gives Presentation on "The Lost Art of Customer Service Excellence at The Enterprise Center at Salem State University"
On Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Gary Jaffarian, CEO of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion, leveraged his company's successful 75+ year award-winning record of excellence in customer service to help attendees learn:
- How to transform their thinking…and their
business…around a culture of service that will turn customers into brand
- The "A List" of "must dos" - from Attention to detail to being Accessible to customers to being Authentic in all that you do - which creates a powerful, memorable brand experience
- Take the "Outside
In" approach to evaluate true customer experiences - both at the competition
and at your organization
Jaffarian Honored by Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce with Family Owned Business Award
Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce honored Jaffarian Volvo Toyota
Scion with the Family Owned Business Award during its 25th Annual
Business Awards ceremony, held on Feb 5.
The Chamber awards outstanding businesses for their great efforts and significant achievements in their industries. Jaffarian has been a successful, family-owned and operated business for 75+ years. Now run by third and fourth generations, Jaffarian has a deep commitment to setting the highest standard for customer service in the automotive industry. Jaffarian has long had a passion for and commitment to giving back to the community in the area of youth sports. Over the years, the dealership has sponsored numerous sports teams, helped Haverhill High School build a weight room, raised $50,000+ to offset the costs of participating in high school sports, and brought busloads of kids to Celtics and Red Sox games.
Pictured in the photo above are:
Stacey L. Bruzzese, President/CEO, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; Gary Jaffarian, President/CEO, Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion; and Tom Mortimer, CEO of Haverhill Bank and Chairman of the Board for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.
Jaffarian thanks you for Supporting Emmaus House this past holiday season:
In the spirit of giving back this
holiday season, Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion held a "Fill the Truck" drive to
collect items for local youth in need that will be distributed through the
Emmaus House in Haverhill, MA. Through
generous donations from the community, as well as those at Jaffarian, the drive
generated a truck load of highly needed items to help kids this winter,
including PJs, socks, mittens, winter hats, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers,
Picture above left to right are: Trevor Fanning, Jaffarian Sales Manager; Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO, Jaffarian; and Denise Arnold, Emmaus House volunteer who manages in-kind donations.
The season of giving is in full swing at Jaffarian Volvo Toyota - photo of Gary Jaffarian and annual donation to Haverhill Boys & Girls Club. Pictured with Gary Jaffarian from left to right is Brian Theirrien, Executive Director and Frank Yule, loyal volunteer.
Getting a Strong
Start to the School Year:
Backpacks Full of School Supplies Donated by Jaffarian
In an effort to help local kids get a strong start to the
2015 school year, Gary Jaffarian, president and CEO of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota
Scion, donated school supplies to a dozen members of the Haverhill Boys &
Girls Club. Kids in need of supplies
were treated to a backpack filled with notebooks, pens, pencils, a calculator,
erasers, and more - all the essentials
for success in the classroom. This donation
was part of Jaffarian's ongoing effort to support youth in the area.
Jaffarian Gives Back to Many Charities Including - but not Limited to - the Following:
Sacred Heart School in Bradford, MA
Kiwanis Club of Haverhill, MA
Kiwanis Club of Pentucket
Lawrence Boys & Girls Club
St. Gregory's Armenian Apostolic Church in North Andover
Methuen High School Wrestling Team
Andover Service Club
Haverhill Boys & Girls Club
Toys for Tots
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Haverhill Public School's 3rd Annual Math Museum (Geometric Sponsor)
Greenleaf School, Bradford MA donation to Computer Lab
We all live and work in a community. Giving back to others is important to Jaffarian and a big part of who we are.