DAPHNE, AL – The new Shawn Esfahani Foundation has pledged to donate $2 million dollars to southern Alabama communities. Founder Shawn Esfahani of the Shawn Esfahani & Associates Automotive Group – which includes Eastern Shore Toyota, Eastern Shore Hyundai, Genesis of Eastern Shore, Eastern Shore Luxury Cars and Headquarter Nissan – plans to provide that help and support to the areas with the most dire needs.
“Our stores have served the area for 17 years, and we have always been committed to giving back to the community,” Esfahani said. “By creating the Shawn Esfahani Foundation, we can take the spirit of our generosity to the next level and fulfill even more needs in our local area.”
Some of the organizations Esfahani specifically mentioned include the Baldwin County Humane Society, Team Focus, Scholarships for South Alabama and the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches. However, more recipients will undoubtedly be added in the future.
One of Esfahani’s most recent efforts supporting southern Alabama communities happened during late summer and early fall 2021. He spearheaded an initiative to improve vaccination rates in Baldwin and Mobile counties by giving away a total of $100,000 through weekly vaccination raffles. To ensure that his stores’ team members understood the importance of the COVID vaccines, he also organized an information session at Eastern Shore Toyota with local medical experts.
Animal welfare is another cause that carries a high level of personal interest for Esfahani. Many residents in the community may remember Tundra – the lovable, friendly canine mascot for the Shawn Esfahani & Associates Automotive Group. While Tundra sadly crossed the Rainbow Bridge in recent months, a new dog, named Boo Boo, is proudly being introduced as the company’s new mascot. “Boo Boo is already making the rounds and quickly gaining a reputation as one of the cutest and cuddliest dogs around,” Esfahani said. “We hope everyone in the community gets the chance to meet him.”
We’re Serious About Protecting Our Community Against Covid! We Held A 10 Week Vaccination Event Where Each Week, 10 People That Showed Proof Of Vaccination Were Drawn As Winners To Receive $1,000 Each. We Gave Away $100,000 During This Event! We Even Held Vaccination Drives Onsite For People To Get Vaccinated. We’re Proud Of You Mobile And Daphne! It Pays To Get Vaccinated!