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Toyota of Manhattan in the New York Daily News

March 16, 2012 1 comment

New York Daily News: Thursday, March 12, 2012

Here is a great article Phyllis Furman from the New York Daily News wrote about our efforts in looking to hire Veterans. We appreciate the New York Daily News helping us reach out to our Veteran community and give more Veterans an opportunity to find work. Please help us spread the word with the Veterans you know and help them find employment.

We have many positions available from Sales, Internet Business Development Center (BDC), Assistant Service Managers, Porters, Service Technicians. About 7 total. We will train as needed for positions mentioned. For a service technician, they should have a mechanical background and we will train via Toyota Training and ASE Training.

Veterans can send their resume or request an application via e-mail by contacting Jason Schroeck at jason.schroeck@toyotaofmanhattan.com. They may also visit the dealership to hand in their resume at the front desk and fill out an application.

Hire Me! Veterans: The Daily News gets action as Toyota of Manhattan reaches out offering jobs to Vets

Toyota of Manhattan in the New York Daily News 03/15/12

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March 15, 2012 NY Daily News Article - page 35

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Giving Back to our Community

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs

Although this was a quote by Steve Jobs, it describes the type of person Toyota of Manhattan owner, Mr. John Giuffre is. See, Mr. Giuffre truly believes in giving back to the community. He doesn’t do it for the “limelight” or for the publicity; he does it because he is genuinely interested in helping out the communities that have helped his businesses grow over the years. In fact, he was recently quoted after Toyota of Manhattan and Bay Ridge Toyota (two of Mr. Giuffre’s Toyota dealerships) teamed up together to give a 2012 Toyota Sienna Mobility Edition to a wheelchair bound boy as saying:

I am grateful to God for what He has given me. I’m not interested in anything in return; I just want to be able to do something good, and I’m grateful that the family will have this amazing vehicle. It’s not for the publicity. I don’t want the fanfare!” – John Giuffre

(L-R) Mekimi Chairman of the Board Chesky Kauftheil; Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn); Mike Ianelli, General Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Joe Ciaccia, Social Media & Web Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Steve Kritikos, General Manager, Toyota of Manhattan; Jason Schroeck, Social Media & Web Manager, Toyota of Manhattan

(L-R) Mekimi Chairman of the Board Chesky Kauftheil; Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn); Mike Ianelli, General Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Joe Ciaccia, Social Media & Web Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Steve Kritikos, General Manager, Toyota of Manhattan; Jason Schroeck, Social Media & Web Manager, Toyota of Manhattan

It was because of this kind of thinking and community goals; my position of Social Media Manager with Toyota of Manhattan was created. Using the power of “Social Media for Good”, Toyota of Manhattan wants to help raise funds through our employees, friends, fans & customers donations (which Toyota of Manhattan will match in part) for local charities/foundations and individuals in our community in need of help.

Toyota of Manhattan has already worked with organizations such as: Susan G. Komen, Greater NYC, Mekimi Cheer-Up Squad, Toys for Tots NYC, 9/11 Memorial Fund and NYC Dept. of Health Bureau of Immunization. Currently we are running a contest on our Facebook page where our fans “Vote for their Favorite Charity” from 3 possible choices. The winning organization at the end of the contest will receive $2,500 from Toyota of Manhattan.

We would like to also work with some individuals in the Manhattan area that are in need of our help, that we can personally get involved with.

To nominate a future non-profit, or an individual please contact Jason Schroeck at: jason.schroeck@toyotaofmanhattan.com

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Scion of Manhattan February Coat Drive

February 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Scion of Manhattan Coat DriveScion of Manhattan is proudly partnering with The Bowery Mission in holding a coat drive throughout the month of February. Please bring new or lightly used warm outerwear: coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves to our drop off box here at Scion of Manhattan 645 11th Avenue, (corner of 47th) New York, NY 10036 if you would like to contribute to this cause and help our homeless New Yorkers stay warm. Contact: Josh Hennion or Jason Schroeck with any questions, or to arrange a drop-off (212) 399-9600

Our primary focus is coats, but we also are gladly accepting the following items:


  • Food– Non-perishable, bulk, and staple items (dry and canned) are best
  • Clothing – Clean, new and gently used clothing of all types is helpful. Large sizes are especially helpful. New underwear/undershirts and socks, new and gently used jeans and shoes, and professional clothing for those looking for work or re-entering the workforce. In the winter, warm outerwear: coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves.
  • Linens – bath towels, face cloths, twin-size sheets and blankets, standard-size pillows and pillowcases, and sleeping bags.

In a city of 8.4 million people, more than 36,000 homeless men, women and children sleep in homeless shelters and at least 3,000 more sleep on the streets and subways in the dead of winter. This means that one in every 215 New Yorkers is currently homeless.

The Bowery Mission LogoThe Bowery Mission and Kids With A Promise is called to minister in New York City to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ.

This past year, donors and volunteers helped The Bowery Mission provide more than 369,200 meals, 30,500 bags of groceries, 79,300 nights of shelter and 53,200 articles of clothing, as well as showers, haircuts, 511 professional doctor’s appointments and 92 eye examinations at their in-house clinic.

Meals, shelter and services are all an invitation to The Bowery Mission’s residential recovery programs, where lives are transformed from hopelessness to hope. Three programs house 180 men and women who are regaining sobriety, reconnecting with family and faith, pursuing educational goals, and preparing for work and independent living.

The Bowery Mission and Kids With A Promise is committed to using your contributions faithfully and wisely to help men, women and children in New York City who are caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see live transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus.

Source: http://blog.scionofmanhattan.com/?p=246

A Letter of Appreciation


I was very touched after reading about your generous donation of a special vehicle for a disabled young boy in Boro Park. I read your story with tears in my eyes, so comforted that there are such caring and compassionate people as yourself, who are true heroes and role models in the upside down world we live in today.

May G-d bless you and your loved ones with good health, happiness and the means to always give and inspire and help others.

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Sincerly yours,
B. L.
Brooklyn, NY

Dov Hikind with Bay Ridge Toyota & Toyota of Manhattan Bring Holiday Joy To Wheelchair Bound Boy

December 16, 2011 1 comment

(L-R) Mekimi Chairman of the Board Chesky Kauftheil; Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn); Mike Ianelli, General Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Joe Ciaccia, Social Media & Web Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Steve Kritikos, General Manager, Toyota of Manhattan; Jason Schroeck, Social Media & Web Manager, Toyota of Manhattan

(L-R) Mekimi Chairman of the Board Chesky Kauftheil; Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn); Mike Ianelli, General Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Joe Ciaccia, Social Media & Web Manager, Bay Ridge Toyota; Steve Kritikos, General Manager, Toyota of Manhattan; Jason Schroeck, Social Media & Web Manager, Toyota of Manhattan

Mike Ianelli; General Manager of Bay Ridge Toyota and Steve Kritikos; General Manager of Toyota of Manhattan hands over the key to Mr. Pinter

Mike Ianelli; GM, Bay Ridge Toyota and Steve Kritikos; GM, Toyota of Manhattan hands over the key to Mr. Pinter

As previously posted here, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has teamed up with Bay Ridge Toyota and Toyota of Manhattan to present a 2012 Toyota Sienna Mobility Edition van valued at close to $50,000 to the family of 12-year-old Alter Pinter. Alter’s legs were amputated last year after he nearly lost his battle with a vicious case of swine flu which raged through his entire body and spread to his legs. He has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Click HERE to read the full press release.

We hope that we were able to make this family’s life a little easier. It is unimaginable to even try to understand what this young boy and his family has gone through. To be able to bring a smile to Alter and his family’s faces, and help getting in and out of the vehicle and traveling that much easier is wonderful.

Here is some video from the ceremony that took place in a courtyard outside Mekimi’s office on December 12, 2011.

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Boy’s Family to Receive Handicapped-Accessible Vehicle from Toyota of Manhattan & Bay Ridge Toyota

December 8, 2011 4 comments

The holiday season is upon us and this is the time that we were taught as children, that we should do a selfless deed. I remember as a child shoveling snow from my elderly neighbor’s walkway and stairs, and then being offered money in return for my kindness.  I still remember the look on their faces as I said “thank you for the offer, but I cannot accept your money” I gave them a hug and walked away. To this day, I can still recall the proud, amazing feeling I was left with in my heart after helping that elderly couple with no expectation of anything in return. From that day on, it became a regular part of my life, to assist them in any way that I could. Unfortunately, years passed, and so did they. What I wouldn’t give to be able to give myself to someone who really needs a service like that again. A couple of hour’s out of my life, a feeling like no other.

 As we get older we seem to lose sight of the little things that we can do on a daily basis, to help make someone else’s life a little easier.  I understand that these days, with the condition of the economy, most of us are not in the position to make a large financial gift to someone in need. I also understand that it’s hard enough to find the time to get 6 hours of sleep, let alone 8 on a daily basis. Forget about finding the time to walk down to your local soup kitchen and offer your services. It’s not that we don’t want to, we just can’t figure out how to.  We can however start off small. How about something as simple as smiling at someone when you pass them on the street, or lend an ear to a co-worker when they look down in the dumps. Maybe you can give up your seat on the bus to that person that looks a little more tired than you feel, or maybe you can help a neighbor shovel their walkway. You never know, it could make a world of difference to them. Maybe it will change their day; maybe it’ll change their lives. Hey, maybe it’ll change yours…

NEWS FROM ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND

December 7, 2011
For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Allison Witty (Hikind) |  718-853-9616 |917-685-6787

Joe Ciaccia (Bay Ridge Toyota) | 347-415-9497

Jason Schroeck (Toyota of Manhattan) | 908-644-6801

HIKIND & TOYOTA TEAM UP TO BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO WHEELCHAIR-BOUND BROOKLYN BOY:

BOY’S FAMILY TO RECEIVE HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE VALUED AT $50K FROM TOYOTA ABSOLUTELY FREE

VAN TO BE PRESENTED TO FAMILY AT DEC. 12 CEREMONY

Just in time for the holiday season, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has teamed up with Bay Ridge Toyota and Toyota of Manhattan to present a 2012 Toyota Sienna Mobility Edition van valued at close to $50,000 to the family of 12-year-old Alter Pinter. Alter’s legs were amputated last year after he nearly lost his battle with a vicious case of swine flu which raged through his entire body and spread to his legs. He has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.

Hikind and representatives from Toyota will be on hand next Monday at a ceremony to present the vehicle to the Pinter family and to hand over the keys. “It’s easy to become cynical in today’s world,” said Hikind. “What Toyota has done is a shining example of the humanity that can and still does exist in the world. I am awed by their generosity, and am hopeful that other individuals and corporations will follow their example to help improve the quality of life for someone less fortunate. This is about different communities coming together to make a significant difference.”

Echoing Hikind’s sentiments, Jason Schroeck, Social Media and Web Manager for Toyota of Manhattan said, “This is about reaching beyond our community to help others. It’s about the season for giving. But more importantly, it’s about a child and family in need. The families at Bay Ridge Toyota and Toyota of Manhattan hope that through our donation, we can somehow make life a little easier, and bring a smile to the face of such a wonderful little boy and his family in this difficult time of their lives.”

Hikind was initially approached by Mekimi CEO Chesky Kauftheil about the Pinter family. Mekimi (www.mekimi.org), which provides a host of support services to children and young adults who are combating cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, has been working extensively to help the Pinter family. “Mr. Kauftheil said to me, ‘is there anything we can do to help this family get a handicapped-accessible vehicle?’” Hikind recalled. ‘“Right now the only way to get Alter into the family car is to carry him from his wheelchair into the car. It’s very upsetting to him and the whole family.’”

Soon after, Hikind met with the boy and his family to ascertain their exact needs and immediately contacted Mr. John Giuffre of the Bay Ridge Automotive Group to ask for his assistance. “It was a no-brainer for him,” remarked Hikind. “He said he just had to work out the logistics, but that he would have the car ready for the family within three weeks. He was nothing short of remarkable. John is truly the hero of this story.”

“Mekimi is extremely grateful to Assemblyman Hikind and to all the executives at Toyota who helped make getting a handicapped-accessible van for Alter a reality,” said Mr. Kauftheil. “None of this would be possible without the immense generosity and kindness of Bay Ridge Toyota and Toyota of Manhattan. There are no words to express our tremendous gratitude.”

The ceremony will take place on Monday, December 12, at 11 AM in the parking lot adjacent to Mekimi Headquarters at 1463 42nd Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

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