Haverhill, Massachusetts — August 31, 2018 — For the third year in a row, the Jaffarian Volvo Toyota staff and customers collected school supplies for the roughly 50 school-aged children currently residing at the Emmaus Family Shelter. Giving back to the community has been a lifelong commitment for several generations of the Jaffarians — it started nearly 100 years ago and continues today. The Jaffarian family is proud to be in partnership with a number of local non-profits to build stronger communities.
“Children deserve the opportunity to have the supplies they need to succeed in school,” said Gary Jaffarian, President and CEO of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota. “Our hope is that these school supplies help students start the school year off right with everything they need to thrive in the classroom. Emmaus is an extraordinary partner and we are proud of their work in the community.”
Since 1985, Emmaus, located in Haverhill, has helped more than 30,000 children and adults out of homelessness and toward self-sufficiency. This past year alone, Emmaus has helped 2,478 people, including 1,238 children through its shelters and housing programs.
Emmaus provides emergency shelter for families and individuals, as well as, owning and operating 97 units of permanent affordable housing, serves over 85,000 meals annually, provides food in a regular basis to those residing in Emmaus housing, provides enrichment programs for school-aged children through Emmaus Explorers Program, the Empowerment Program, adult education and job-readiness programs. The Emmaus House is the largest provider of emergency shelter in Essex County.
To learn more about Emmaus, visit their web site at https://emmausinc.org.