Indy Plant Makes Unique Donation to Habitat for Humanity
Leaders at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) presented representatives from the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity with a unique donation – 6,231 rolls (or 5,318 pounds) of masking tape.
Every day, Honda’s paint department uses masking tape to protect vehicles from paint splatter. Recently, it moved away from using a particular type of tape and as a result, HMIN was left with a large amount of unneeded product and came up with a solution to guard against waste.
“Whenever we have useful materials that we think might benefit a nonprofit organization, we seek out opportunities to do so,” said Yolanda White, corporate affairs manager at HMIN. “In this case, Habitat will be able to use our old masking tape to further its mission of building homes, community and hope.”
The donated tape from HMIN will be provided Habitat’s ReStore, nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
“Through their generous bulk donation to the Habitat ReStore, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana creates an impact on more than one household. This donation will help provide local residents the opportunity to purchase affordable home goods at the ReStore and reduce waste that ends up in a landfill,” said Jim Morris, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity President & CEO.
Proceeds from these ReStore sales support Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership.