Holman Infiniti Gives Back to the Community
Thursday, January 21, 2010
About a year and a half ago, Holman Infiniti of Maple Shade's Service Manager Dave Zane and Parts Manager George Smith were invited to attend a luncheon for the SAMOST Jewish Family & Children's Services that is based in Cherry Hill, NJ. This organization has been providing Social Services for over 65 years in the South Jersey area. At this luncheon, Holman Infiniti was given an opportunity to help the children of this esteemed organization by providing the dealership as a work setting for developmentally challenged children. It has been a rewarding experience to say the least.
Holman Infiniti currently has four students from different schools that come into the dealership and work for 2-3 hours, once or twice a week to gain experience in the working world. The program is voluntary, but these special kids are treated as employees of Holman Infiniti of Maple Shade. They arrive with their "Job Coach", and clock in with a time card. They are given a variety of responsibilities including filing and stocking parts on shelves. The time they spend at the dealership allows them to experience a true work environment. It helps to raise their self-esteem, and gives them tools they can use in the future.
One of the Job Coaches who works with these children at Holman Infiniti is Tina Guarnerri. Tina was formally a physical therapist, but finds being a Job Coach to the children of JFCS much more satisfying. She started with the organization two years ago on a part-time basis, and is now fulltime. "All of these students have special gifts," states Tina. "I appreciate the fact that I can help find what their gift is, and to help them gain independence".
On November 20th, JFCS hosted their annual luncheon. Mindy Holman accepted an award for Holman Enterprises for the contributions made on behalf of Holman Infiniti. George Smith accepted an award on behalf of Holman Infiniti for "Outstanding dedication and support to provide work opportunities that enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities". As George received the award he said, "It is a humbling experience to know what we do with these students has the potential to stay with them for the rest of their lives."
For more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of these children go to www.jfcssnj.org. Holman Infiniti takes great pride in being able to give back to the community and we hope you do as well.
About Holman Infiniti of Maple Shade
Holman Infiniti of Maple Shade is a premier Infiniti and used car dealer serving West Chester and Philadelphia areas. Holman Infiniti stocks new Infiniti models, used cars and certified pre-owned cars at our spacious showroom. Specializing in Infiniti sales and service, Holman Infiniti is the right place for all your Infiniti requirements.
Holman Infiniti is part of the Holman family of dealerships. The Holman Family, now in its third generation of family ownership, has over 84 years of experience in meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers.
Our friendly professional staff is ready to assist you with all your automotive needs. Our prices and selection are second to none. Call us or send us an email so you can learn more about the vehicles and facilities at Holman Infiniti and schedule a test drive.
Holman Infiniti is a winner of Infiniti’s Award of Excellence. This award recognizes a very select group of dealerships from across the nation that meets the highest standards of customer satisfaction and sales achievements.