Team Honda Serves Local Communities Across North America
More than 7,000 volunteers participated in the 5th annual Team Honda Week(s) of Service event, which was extended from one week to the entire summer to support much needed projects related to COVID-19 recovery.
In support of communities throughout North America, Honda associates, dealers and suppliers conducted nearly 400 service activities, both in-person and virtual, including beach and park clean-ups, blood drives, canned food drives, school supply collections, and meals and care package delivery.
In total, 158 dealers and 94 suppliers throughout North America joined Honda in conducting acts of service in their own communities.
The community impact from this year’s Team Honda Week(s) of Service included:
- Food items donated: 20 tons
- School supplies donated: 46,794 items
- Blood donated: 1,255 pints
- Park and beach clean-ups: 35 areas
- Meals served: 1,725 meals
The actions of Honda volunteers this year also included virtual food drives and school supply drives – collecting more than 50,000 items. The virtual drives enabled Honda associates to donate to foodbanks and schools across the country from the comfort of their home. The virtual food drive collected 18,700 items valued at over $43,000 and the virtual school drive exceeded its goal of 10,000 items with more than 33,000 goods collected – a value of $41,067.
“We’re pleased to have had such strong participation in our summer-long Week(s) of Service initiative,” said Yvette Hunsicker, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion & Diversity for American Honda. “We are grateful to our business partners and Honda associates who supported our communities this year.”
Team Honda conducted group volunteer activities in 35 states, Canada and Mexico. The Week of Service is traditionally held during the second week in June, timed to the anniversary of the establishment of the first Honda business operation in America, in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 11, 1959.
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