Associates Turn the Page on International Literacy Day

September 8, 2022

Little Free Libraries
JM Family associates assembled community bookcases through Little Free Libraries

Teambuilding exercise books more than two dozen new opportunities for local families to read together

In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8, JM Family Enterprises announced that its associates had assembled, donated or filled more than two dozen community bookcases to be placed in public parks and gathering areas throughout its footprint.

Together with The Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood book exchanges, usually in the form of a public bookcase, the company is celebrating the power of community and literacy for all through this crafty teambuilding exercise. Associates were also encouraged to purchase new or contribute gently used books for donation to the libraries.

“At JM Family, we believe that small acts of kindness can help build stronger communities. The goal of this ongoing initiative was to assemble, decorate and fill Little Free Libraries throughout the locations where our associates live and work to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries,” said Lisa Davis, director of Corporate Community Impact at JM Family.

So far, eye-catching bookcases have been donated to communities in Aberdeen, South Dakota; Commerce, Georgia; and Jacksonville and Deerfield Beach, Florida. Additional bookcase kits have been distributed to associates throughout the enterprise for continued assembly and donation.

This is just one chapter in JM Family’s storied history of support and volunteerism. The company contributes time and talent to impact diverse causes which are focused on three areas of giving – empowering families, promoting education and embracing the environment.

About JM Family’s Corporate Community Impact
When he founded JM Family Enterprises, Inc. in 1968, Jim Moran instilled in the company the spirit of giving back as an integral part of who we are. We inspire action and engage our associates to strengthen the communities in which we live and work. We pursue that goal through support and volunteerism. We contribute our time and talent to impact diverse causes driven by our culture, associates and the community. JM Family’s Corporate Community Impact efforts are focused on three areas of giving – empowering families, promoting education and embracing the environment.

About JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, Home Franchise Concepts®, Futura Title & Escrow and Rollease Acmeda. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 24 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts

Christie Caliendo

Director, Public Relations & Integrated Marketing

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