JM Family Enterprises and Its Subsidiaries Help Children Prepare to Go Back to School

August 4, 2021

JM Family and its subsidiaries helped to bridge the gap for families by hosting back-to-school community efforts at business locations throughout the country
JM Family hosts back-to-school community efforts throughout the country

The pandemic has placed an incredible amount of pressure on schools, teachers, students and parents alike. But there’s good news on the horizon as many look forward to children learning in-person with their teachers and peers.

Setting students up for success is more important than ever, and JM Family and its subsidiaries helped to bridge the gap for families by hosting back-to-school community efforts at business locations throughout the country:

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Associates at Kitchen Tune-Up, one of the Home Franchise Concepts family of brands, stuffed 150 backpacks for elementary school children. The supplies were donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Aberdeen Area.

Alpharetta, Georgia
More than a dozen DataScan associates stuffed 200 backpacks over two days for elementary, middle and high school children. The backpacks were delivered to the company’s long-term partner at North Fulton Community Charities.

Commerce, Georgia
Associates at the company’s inland vehicle processing facility rallied behind Jackson County Family Connection. They donated the school supplies to fill 100 backpacks, which were purchased by JM Family and Southeast Toyota Distributors.

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Associates from the company’s headquarters filled 1,200 backpacks with various back-to-school necessities, which will be distributed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to families in need throughout Deerfield Beach.

Jacksonville, Florida
In lieu of a hands-on project due to pandemic precautions, JM Family and Southeast Toyota Distributors made a $5,000 donation to the United Way of Northeast Florida’s Stuff the Bus event.

Mobile, Alabama
JM Family and Southeast Toyota Finance made a $1,000 donation to “Operation Backpack” through Volunteers of America Southeast.

St. Louis, Missouri
JM Family made a $1,000 donation to the Youth & Family Center’s backpack drive in honor of its associates.

In total, the company’s back-to-school initiatives equaled more than $20,000 benefiting seven organizations and thousands of students and their families.

About JM Family Corporate Community Impact
Founded in 1968 by automotive legend Jim Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is committed to continuing his guiding philosophy of giving back to the communities where our associates live and work. By sharing time, talents and resources, we keep his spirit alive and cultivate something significant and lasting – stronger families and stronger communities. JM Family’s corporate philanthropy is focused on four areas of giving – empowering families and nurturing children, providing for essential needs, promoting education and preserving our environment. Our philanthropic mission is to be a leader in corporate citizenship, and through strategic utilization of our resources, improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work.

About JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 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 and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, DataScan and Home Franchise Concepts. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 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

Christie.Caliendo@jmfamily.com