Jaffarian Conducts Toy, Clothing Drive for Emmaus Until Friday

Jaffarian Sales Manager Sarkis Shamshoyan says residents have been “very generous.”

Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion of Haverhill is asking residents to donate clothing, personal care items and toys to children living at Emmaus’ Family Shelter.

Jaffarian Automotive Group, 600 River St., Haverhill, is asking residents to help “fill the truck” before Friday, Dec. 18. The dealership is collecting children’s pajamas, socks, mittens, hats, diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste and toys.

“In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, we at Jaffarian are happy to continue our tradition of supporting youth in our community. This year, we’ve chosen to support Emmaus because of the tremendous work the organization does to support local families and children,” said Gary Jaffarian, president and CEO of Jaffarian. “I encourage people in the community to stop by our dealership and donate basic items like new hats, socks and PJs to help these children stay warm this winter. This effort will not only directly support local kids, but also help build and strengthen our sense of community in the Haverhill area.”

Emmaus’ Director of Philanthropy Gretchen Arntz thanked Jaffarian.

“Emmaus depends on the generosity of our community partners to meet the many needs of the children served in our shelter and housing programs. We are very grateful that Jaffarian Motors has stepped up to generate awareness of the great work that Emmaus does throughout the year to help families rebuild their lives,” she said.

Founded in 1985, Emmaus is a non-profit organization devoted to helping families and individuals rebuild their lives. Located in Haverhill, it is the largest provider of emergency shelter in Essex County. Since its founding, 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 our shelters and housing programs and on any given night, 300 adults and children will call Emmaus home, according to a statement.