The Nassief Auto Family Teamed Up With Goodwill Industries For A Chance To Win A 2010 Hyundai Elantra


Goodwill Industries and The Nassief Auto Family gave away a 2010 Hyundai Elantra  Saturday May 4th 2013 to Robert Matson of Ashtabula!


In December of 2012 Marybeth and Todd Nassief and The Nassief Auto Family donated a car to Goodwill?hoping to help raise donations during the hardest part of the year. Through this drive Goodwill has brought in over 42,000 bags / boxes and pieces of furniture to further their mission.


"This drive has been wonderful for Goodwill," Alex VanAllen, Goodwill Marketing Manager, said. "All of the donations will help fund job training programs for people with disabilities, barriers to employment and special needs in our community."


On Saturday, twelve finalists ? drawn at random from tickets collected for the drive, gathered together with their families at the Nassief dealership in Jefferson. Each finalist chose a gift bag with a key inside and lined up to test their keys in the car. Four keys later, Bob Matson won a car!


"We are thrilled at the outcome of this event," Marybeth Nassief, General Manager of Nassief Ford Mercury Toyota Hyundai, said. "The community response was outstanding. Thanks to our excellent staff and customers we were able to help Goodwill in their time of need. Growing up, Todd and I were always taught to give back to the community?it is the right thing to do and we only hope it sets the example that we all need to support local businesses so that we may in turn support our local neighbors."


The Nassief Auto Family has been giving back to the community since 1955, when the business was started in Jefferson by its' founder, George D. Nassief. They generously support many charities in Ashtabula County throughout the year. Recently, they finished remodeling the Jefferson dealership, doubling the size of the service department and completely renovating their customer waiting area. Now customers will be able to "drive-in" for service and have a comfortable area to wait.


"The staff at Goodwill is so grateful to the Nassief team for all their support over the past four months," VanAllen said. "They have been very hands on, caring and thoughtful during the entire process -- we could not have hoped for a better partnership."


In 2012 Goodwill Industries provided vocational services to over 180 people and placed 39 into gainful employment. Goodwill works to 'improve the quality of life for people with disabilities or special needs through education, job training and the power of work.




Spirit of giving flows throughout the year at Nassief Automotive

By Lori Pinelli for the  Star Beacon

 The Nassief Automotive Group has been giving back to the community since 1955, when the business was started in Jefferson by its' founder, George D.Nassief. They generously support many charities in Ashtabula County throughout the year.

 Last month the car dealership, at both their Jefferson and Ashtabula locations, thanked their December customers by donating to the charity if their choice.

" Last year's  Charity of Choice, was done in December, where customers who purchased cars chose which charity they wanted their donation to go to- We had great success in assisting our customers support causes near and dear to their hearts- A.L.S. in honor of Vance Hinkle, Animal Protective League, Catholic Charities, Hospice of the Western Reserve, United Way organizations, Ashtabula County Humane Society, Ashtabula Arts Center, Dream Center, KSU Ashtabula Branch, local schools and churches, local law and safety enforcement agenies and many more." Said Marybeth Nassief, general manager of Nassief Ford Mercury Toyota Hyundai.

 "Obviously without our co-worker's  loyalty and support, as well as our customers, we could not give back to the community as we were raised to do- it's the right thing to do and we only hope it sets the example that we all need to support local businesses so that we may in turn support our local neighbors in need," said Nassief.

 Now the dealership is encouraging all residents to support Goodwill Industries with a chance to win a silver, four door, 2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS.  "The Nassief Automotive Group has generously donated a 2010 Hyundai Elantra for us to give away in a huge clothing/housewares donation drive," Alexandra Van Allen, Goodwill marketing manager said.

 "We are so grateful and excited to kick off the year this way and would like to thank Nassief for the wonderful donation. This drive will help keep our educational job training programs going this winter. Thanks to Nassief we will be able to continue to help people with disabilities or special needs this winter through education, job training and the power of work." said Van Allen.

 The "Goodwill Donation Drive Contest" is open to everyone 18 or older. To enter, participants must make a donation to Goodwill from now through April 26. New and gently used clothing, housewares, appliances, electronics and furniture are needed. For each bag of donations received, one entry is given to win the Hyundai Elantra from Nassief Automotive Group. Donations may be dropped off in Jefferson at Nassief Automotive Group, 1059 State Route 46 North, in Ashtabula at Nassief Honda, 5456 Main  Avenue, or Goodwill Industries, 621 Goodwill Drive. Donations will also be taken at these Goodwill locations: 6644 North Ridge Road, Madison, 74 Public Square, Andover, and 2601 West 26th Street, Erie. Twelve finalists drawn at random will receive a key. On May 4 all finalists will  come to Nassief Automotive Group in Jefferson to try their keys, where one will fit the 2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS. No purchase is necessary to enter. More details are available by calling Goodwill and official contest rules can be found at 

 The Nassief dealerships in Jefferson and Ashtabula both offer AAA and Factory Approved Service and Parts departments, as well as Ford, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda new car sales. Nassief's used?car sales include a large variety of local, one-owner trade-ins. Nassief provides financing for customers, which with their volume, may mean a lower rate than a bank or credit union loans.

  Remodeling continues at the Jefferson location, despite the snowfall.

   "Our remodeling and additions are being done locally through Housel Construction and Smolen Engineering, as supporting local businesses has always been a high priority," said Nassief.

  "Doubling the size of our service department, we needed to add room for more technicians to be able to meet our customer's demands, as well as making our interior more spacious for not only our customers, but our co-workers as well. Customers will be able to "drive-in" for service instead of getting out  of their cars in the rain or snow, as well as not having to go outside to take delivery of their new vehicle. Greg Housel worked it out so the outside work was done prior to the snow and now the inside work will begin. There's a lot more to tell and come April, everyone will be invited out to see the changes," she said.