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Team Honda Serves Local Communities Across North America

Over 25,000 Volunteers Participated During Annual Week of Service

More than 25,000 volunteers participated in the 4th annual Team Honda Week of Service June 7-16, conducting nearly 600 service activities that highlight the vital work of local community organizations throughout North America.

Honda associates, along with the company’s dealers and suppliers conducted group volunteer activities in 42 states, Canada and Mexico. The Week of Service coincides with Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in America, on June 11, 1959. This year also marks Honda’s 60th anniversary of beginning business operations in America.

“Honda’s Week of Service continues to grow and we are grateful to our associates and to those who join us in giving back to the communities where we work and live during this special week,” said Jeffrey Smith, vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “Team Honda has become a powerful force for good, demonstrating that by working together we can truly build nurturing communities.”

“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the hundreds of dealers and suppliers who dedicated their time, people and resources to this nationwide volunteer effort. Honda deeply appreciates their generous spirit of support for their local communities,” Smith said.

The more than 25,000 volunteers throughout North America supported local communities through a wide range of more than 600 service activities, from food and blood drives, to adopt-a-pet events, beach and park clean-ups, collection of school supplies and home repair for people in need.

The community impact from this year’s Team Honda Week of Service included:

  • 592,000 meals served;
  • 65 tons of food collected and sorted;
  • 2,210 pints of blood donated; and
  • Nearly $100,000 raised for nonprofit organizations

One of the organizations benefiting from the Team Honda Week of Service spoke to the positive impact the Honda service activity had in local communities.

“I am so grateful for this wonderful event,” said Reginale Durandisse, founder and CEO of For The Children Inc., which received assistance from the Braman Honda automobile dealer in West Palm Beach, Fla. “There were some very happy and deserving children who received their bikes today.”

For additional updates on the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out:

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility

Honda’s corporate goal is to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/

60th Anniversary of Honda in North America

Honda observed its 60th anniversary in North America on June 11, 2019, and will mark 40 years of production on Sept. 2019. Honda established its first U.S. business operation in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 31,000 associates in the development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment and powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.

Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 12 major manufacturing facilities in America, working with more than 600 suppliers in the region to produce roughly 4 million products annually for customers locally and globally. In 2018, almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in America, including Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda side-by-side vehicles and power equipment, as well as the HondaJet.

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Team Honda Serves Local Communities Across North America

Over 25,000 Volunteers Participated During Annual Week of Service

More than 25,000 volunteers participated in the 4th annual Team Honda Week of Service June 7-16, conducting nearly 600 service activities that highlight the vital work of local community organizations throughout North America.

Honda associates, along with the company’s dealers and suppliers conducted group volunteer activities in 42 states, Canada and Mexico. The Week of Service coincides with Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in America, on June 11, 1959. This year also marks Honda’s 60th anniversary of beginning business operations in America.

“Honda’s Week of Service continues to grow and we are grateful to our associates and to those who join us in giving back to the communities where we work and live during this special week,” said Jeffrey Smith, vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “Team Honda has become a powerful force for good, demonstrating that by working together we can truly build nurturing communities.”

“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the hundreds of dealers and suppliers who dedicated their time, people and resources to this nationwide volunteer effort. Honda deeply appreciates their generous spirit of support for their local communities,” Smith said.

The more than 25,000 volunteers throughout North America supported local communities through a wide range of more than 600 service activities, from food and blood drives, to adopt-a-pet events, beach and park clean-ups, collection of school supplies and home repair for people in need.

The community impact from this year’s Team Honda Week of Service included:

  • 592,000 meals served;
  • 65 tons of food collected and sorted;
  • 2,210 pints of blood donated; and
  • Nearly $100,000 raised for nonprofit organizations

One of the organizations benefiting from the Team Honda Week of Service spoke to the positive impact the Honda service activity had in local communities.

“I am so grateful for this wonderful event,” said Reginale Durandisse, founder and CEO of For The Children Inc., which received assistance from the Braman Honda automobile dealer in West Palm Beach, Fla. “There were some very happy and deserving children who received their bikes today.”

For additional updates on the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out:

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility

Honda’s corporate goal is to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/

60th Anniversary of Honda in North America

Honda observed its 60th anniversary in North America on June 11, 2019, and will mark 40 years of production on Sept. 2019. Honda established its first U.S. business operation in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 31,000 associates in the development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment and powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.

Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 12 major manufacturing facilities in America, working with more than 600 suppliers in the region to produce roughly 4 million products annually for customers locally and globally. In 2018, almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in America, including Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda side-by-side vehicles and power equipment, as well as the HondaJet.

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Team Honda Week of Service to Conduct Record Number of Community Service Projects Across North America

Over 25,000 Volunteers to Participate during Honda’s 60th Anniversary Year in America

Beginning today, more than 25,000 volunteers across North America from Honda companies, dealers and suppliers will participate in the fourth annual Team Honda Week of Service. This will include a record-setting 593 volunteer service activities in 42 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.

This year, the Team Honda Week of Service coincides with the 60th anniversary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., the first Honda company established in America, on June 11, 1959. As Honda celebrates 60 years of operations in America, the company remains strongly committed to giving back to the communities where its associates and business partners live and work.

“Honda has been in North America for 60 years and continually strives to be a company that society wants to exist,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “We value giving back to the communities that have supported us and Honda is proud of the 25,000 volunteers who will be making a positive impact on the places we call home.”

The 10-day Week of Service began with a virtual kick-off at noon (EST), when many of the participating volunteers posted to social media using the hashtag #TeamHondaCares. For updates and reactions to the Team Honda Week of Service activities, more information is available online at:

The Team Honda Week of Service continues to grow from its start in 2016 when 425 activities were conducted across 41 states. Over the past three years, volunteers have provided assistance through a variety of activities that include food drives, blood drives, adopt-a-pet events, home repair projects and providing meals at homeless shelters, among many other service activities.

Since its inception, the community impact from the annual event has resulted in more than 2,500 bags of trash cleaned up; nearly 2,350 pints of blood donated; more than 120 tons of food collected and more than 600,000 meals served.

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility
Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda also is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/

60th Anniversary of Honda in North America
Honda marks its 60th anniversary in North America on June 11, 2019, and 40 years of production on Sept. 2019. Honda established its first U.S. business operation in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 31,000 associates in the development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment and powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.

Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 12 major manufacturing facilities in America, working with more than 600 suppliers in the region to produce roughly 4 million products annually for customers locally and globally. In 2018, almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in America, including Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda side-by-side vehicles and power equipment, as well as the HondaJet.

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Honda Associate Uses Pilot’s License to Serve Critically Ill Patients

Ashley Hayes’ hobby choice puts her in rarefied air

Ashley Hayes let her career at Honda Aircraft Company lead to a passion for aviation outside of work as well. Becoming a pilot, Hayes then incorporated her new skill into a unique way to support organizations serving the critically ill.

“I always thought it might be cool to fly, but I hadn’t considered piloting an aircraft until I got to Honda Aircraft and watched one being built,” said Hayes, who is featured in the latest installment of the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Hondavideo series. “I thought, If I can learn how to fly one, maybe I can help build one better,” she said.

Women represent only six percent of aircraft pilots in America, but that didn’t deter Hayes. She approaches new challenges with passion and drive, whether it is getting her private pilot’s license or using that license to support community organizations in her local community.

“Being a pilot is an awesome career for women to get into, because there’s such a need for pilots,” said Hayes. She currently works in technology operations where she supports production of the HondaJet.

Hayes volunteers for several organizations including Angel Flight, which helps transport critically ill patients to medical appointments at no charge.

“That’s just what we do at Honda. We take care of each other and we take care of our community,” said Hayes.

The Who Makes a Honda video series focuses on Honda associates exemplify the company’s commitment to The Power of Dreams, a global theme that encourages Honda associates to conceive ideas that will create new value for customers and society and then show the determination required to bring those dreams to life. In addition, the video series spotlights the inspiring efforts of Honda associates in their work and in the community.

The Who Makes a Honda video featuring Ashley Hayes can be viewed on Honda’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ei6qMc7nt5g.

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility
Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda also is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/

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Team Honda Lends a Helping Hand Across North America

Associates, dealers and suppliers complete 560 volunteer activities in a single week

More than 22,000 volunteers participated in the 3rd annual Team Honda Week of Service this month, performing 560 service activities that highlight the vital work of local community organizations throughout North America.

From June 8-17, volunteers from Honda and its dealers and suppliers conducted group volunteer activities in 48 states, Canada and Mexico. The Week of Service coincides with Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in America, on June 11, 1959.

“We are truly proud of Team Honda for assisting so many nonprofit organizations that are vital to helping people in need,” said Jeffrey Smith, vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “The incredible response we received from our associates, our dealers and our suppliers to this year’s call for service projects shows that great things happen when people with a shared commitment come together to make a difference in the communities where they live and work.”

Volunteers from Honda and its dealers and suppliers provided assistance through a wide range of activities, from food and blood drives to adopt-a-pet events, beach clean- ups and home repair for people in need.

The community impact from the Team Honda Week of Service included:

  • 65 tons of food collected and sorted
  • 3,567 trees planted
  • 409,090 meals served
  • 1,154 bags of trash collected
  • 1,049 pints of blood donated

“The Team Honda Week of Service was a great success for us and our community,” said Leanne Price, service department coordinator/customer relations with Auburn Honda, a dealer in California. “The two organizations we helped are thrilled, and we had a wonderful experience giving back to our community.”

“This Team Honda Week of Service is a great initiative,” said Roona Ahmed, human resources specialist with Jefferson Elora Corporation, a Honda supplier in Ontario, Canada. “It is awesome to see the amazing work the different companies are doing.”

For additional updates and reactions to the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out the Team Honda Week of Service page on our website at http://csr.honda.com/longform-content/team-honda-week-of-service/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeamHondaCares

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility

Honda’s corporate goal is to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work.

Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/.

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Team Honda Lends a Helping Hand Across North America

Associates, dealers and suppliers complete 560 volunteer activities in a single week

More than 22,000 volunteers participated in the 3rd annual Team Honda Week of Service this month, performing 560 service activities that highlight the vital work of local community organizations throughout North America.

From June 8-17, volunteers from Honda and its dealers and suppliers conducted group volunteer activities in 48 states, Canada and Mexico. The Week of Service coincides with Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in America, on June 11, 1959.

“We are truly proud of Team Honda for assisting so many nonprofit organizations that are vital to helping people in need,” said Jeffrey Smith, vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “The incredible response we received from our associates, our dealers and our suppliers to this year’s call for service projects shows that great things happen when people with a shared commitment come together to make a difference in the communities where they live and work.”

Volunteers from Honda and its dealers and suppliers provided assistance through a wide range of activities, from food and blood drives to adopt-a-pet events, beach clean- ups and home repair for people in need.

The community impact from the Team Honda Week of Service included:

  • 65 tons of food collected and sorted
  • 3,567 trees planted
  • 409,090 meals served
  • 1,154 bags of trash collected
  • 1,049 pints of blood donated

“The Team Honda Week of Service was a great success for us and our community,” said Leanne Price, service department coordinator/customer relations with Auburn Honda, a dealer in California. “The two organizations we helped are thrilled, and we had a wonderful experience giving back to our community.”

“This Team Honda Week of Service is a great initiative,” said Roona Ahmed, human resources specialist with Jefferson Elora Corporation, a Honda supplier in Ontario, Canada. “It is awesome to see the amazing work the different companies are doing.”

For additional updates and reactions to the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out the Team Honda Week of Service page on our website at http://csr.honda.com/longform-content/team-honda-week-of-service/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeamHondaCares

Honda Corporate Social Responsibility

Honda’s corporate goal is to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work.

Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/.

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Honda Week of Service Lends a Helping Hand Across North America

More than 20,000 volunteers participated in the second annual Team Honda Week of Service this month, performing several types of community support activities highlighting the vital work of local charitable organizations throughout North America.

Volunteers in red “Team Honda” shirts supported hundreds of organizations from June 9-18. Honda associates joined an army of volunteers from the company’s dealers and suppliers throughout the region in 450 coordinated group volunteer activities in 43 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.

“Our dealerships had a great week serving in our community,” said Eric Johnson, Director of Community Partnerships at Tampa Honda/Wesley Chapel Honda in Florida. The dealership served meals at a local food bank.

Team Honda provided assistance through a wide range of activities, from food and blood drives to adopt-a-pet events, beach clean-ups and home repair for people in need.

The community impact from the Team Honda Week of Service included:

  • More than 20,000 volunteers
  • More than 54 tons of food collected
  • More than 162,000 meals served
  • Nearly 1,000 bags of trash collected
  • Nearly 700 pints of blood donated
  • More than 11,000 health kits collected and donated

“We are so proud of our associates and business partners who took time out to help improve the lives of people in their communities,” said Jeffrey Smith, Vice President, North American Corporate Communications for Honda North America, Inc. “This week shows what can happen when a team of people come together to make a difference.”

For highlights of the event, watch the Team Honda Week of Service video on You Tube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLn_yCFoYFw.

The Week of Service was timed to coincide with the Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in California, on June 11, 1959.

For additional updates and reactions to the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out the Team Honda Week of Service page on our CSR website at http://csr.honda.com/longform-content/team-honda-week-of-service/ or https://www.facebook.com/HondaWeekofService/

Honda in America
Honda began business in North America in Los Angeles, California, in 1959. Today, Honda companies in North America represent a cumulative investment of more than $22 billion and employ more than 40,000 associates in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, financing and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda powersports products and Honda power equipment products.

Honda has been producing products in America for more than 33 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda Week of Service Lends a Helping Hand Across North America

More than 20,000 volunteers participated in the second annual Team Honda Week of Service this month, performing several types of community support activities highlighting the vital work of local charitable organizations throughout North America.

Volunteers in red “Team Honda” shirts supported hundreds of organizations from June 9-18. Honda associates joined an army of volunteers from the company’s dealers and suppliers throughout the region in 450 coordinated group volunteer activities in 43 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.

“Our dealerships had a great week serving in our community,” said Eric Johnson, Director of Community Partnerships at Tampa Honda/Wesley Chapel Honda in Florida. The dealership served meals at a local food bank.

Team Honda provided assistance through a wide range of activities, from food and blood drives to adopt-a-pet events, beach clean-ups and home repair for people in need.

The community impact from the Team Honda Week of Service included:

  • More than 20,000 volunteers
  • More than 54 tons of food collected
  • More than 162,000 meals served
  • Nearly 1,000 bags of trash collected
  • Nearly 700 pints of blood donated
  • More than 11,000 health kits collected and donated

“We are so proud of our associates and business partners who took time out to help improve the lives of people in their communities,” said Jeffrey Smith, Vice President, North American Corporate Communications for Honda North America, Inc. “This week shows what can happen when a team of people come together to make a difference.”

For highlights of the event, watch the Team Honda Week of Service video on You Tube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLn_yCFoYFw.

The Week of Service was timed to coincide with the Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in California, on June 11, 1959.

For additional updates and reactions to the Team Honda activities, follow us on Twitter using hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out the Team Honda Week of Service page on our CSR website at http://csr.honda.com/longform-content/team-honda-week-of-service/ or https://www.facebook.com/HondaWeekofService/

Honda in America
Honda began business in North America in Los Angeles, California, in 1959. Today, Honda companies in North America represent a cumulative investment of more than $22 billion and employ more than 40,000 associates in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, financing and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda powersports products and Honda power equipment products.

Honda has been producing products in America for more than 33 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.