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Happy Haul-idays Virtual Toy and Essential Needs Drive Spreads Holiday Cheer

JM Family Enterprises’ associates donated more than 1,050 items for families in need

Associates from JM Family Enterprises and its subsidiaries banded together to spread holiday cheer, supporting children and families in need with Happy Haul-idays, a first-of-its-kind virtual toy and essential needs drive. Through the campaign, which benefited nonprofit partners in each of the company’s eight business locations, more than 1,050 items were donated and distributed to local families.

To participate in the Happy Haul-idays effort, charity partners provided wish lists of much-needed items from various online retailers. Knowing that the need was greater than ever this year, associates generously shopped and had the donations shipped directly to the nonprofit. Each organization then distributed the gifts to the families they serve.

“I felt relief,” said one emotional mother from the Dumas Wesley Community Center in Mobile, Alabama. “I didn’t have any money at the time, and I was thankful for the bed linens and everything. I was just thankful and excited. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.”

Participating charities included:

 - Atlanta Ronald McDonald House
 - Jackson County Family Connection in Commerce, Georgia
 - Grand Prairie Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
 - Santa Ana Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast
 - Sulzbacher Center in Jacksonville, Florida
 - Dumas Wesley Community Center in Mobile, Alabama
 - Jim & Jan Moran Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
 - Room at the Inn in St. Louis, Missouri

“This was a great way for our associates to rally together and celebrate, even while apart, this holiday season. We are beyond appreciative of their generosity in delivering comfort and joy to children and families who need it most,” said Lisa Davis, manager of Corporate Community Impact, JM Family.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $16 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. It is also ranked No. 94 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 23rd consecutive year on the list. JM Family has more than 4,400 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; Southeast Toyota Finance and DataScan, both part of World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM Lexus, South Florida’s only Lexus Plus dealer; and Home Franchise Concepts, a franchise network of home improvement products and services consisting of Budget BlindsTailored LivingConcrete CraftAdvantaClean and Kitchen Tune-Up. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Florida; Commerce and Alpharetta, Georgia; Mobile, Alabama; St. Louis, Missouri; and Irvine, California. Interact with JM Family on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.