Helpful for the Holidays
The Holidays are full of magic! Our Helpful Guys in Blue spread Holiday miracles around SoCal this season with our festive treats, toy donations, meal services, Wishing Tree, and holiday shopping sprees!
To kick off the season, the Helpful Honda Team brought back the Honda-Days Free Treats Truck! The truck was filled with an assortment of yummy treats, including Rice Krispy Treats, popcorn balls, and chocolate chip cookies! Not only did the truck make an appearance at many special non-profit holiday events, it even came to your events from your very own submissions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! One person who wrote in relied on holiday spirit, “I wrote purely on faith, and I didn’t think you would read and respond to my letter!” We are here to make the holiday season a little sweeter, especially when our presents is requested!
The holidays can put pressure on families to give their children the holiday they deserve, filled with toys and delicious food. SoCal Helpful Honda set up three Wishing Trees at the Honda Center, Plaza West Covina, and South Bay Pavilion to help alleviate the stress many families can feel. We set out to make their Christmas wishes come true… with the help of Santa, of course!
The Guys in Blue made a special appearance at holiday charity events, including Spark of Love, KTLA Season of Sharing, Foothill Family Services, and CHiPS for Kids to volunteer and bring fun holiday activities, including ornament making and holiday card decorating, for the children and families to enjoy! The fun didn’t stop there! The Helpful Honda Guys donated toys, art supplies, and sports equipment to children and families in need. The children were incredibly excited to see our Guys in Blue, “The kids keep running over to the Helpful Honda ladies and ignoring Santa Claus!” The team was recognized from previous years, “We appreciate what you guys do. You are out here helping year after year. It’s very admirable.” It’s our job to be helpful!
The Helpful Honda Team served deliciously warm Boston Market holiday meals consisting of turkey, gravy, dinner rolls, corn, and apple pie at Southwest Community Center and Long Beach Rescue Mission! We want everyone to experience that post-holiday meal ‘food coma’! At the Southwest Community Center in Santa Ana, the team set up festive decorations and arts and crafts. We even had a photo booth for families to enjoy while we packed the holiday meals and helped them choose their fun toys! The holiday spirits were high, and one family was in awe at the scene, “This looks so pretty out here. Thank you for doing this for us and for all my stuff. I am really happy right now.” You might even say that the event was tree-mendous!
Riding into the New Year in style! The Helpful Honda Guys brought back the bike-building event at CAPS San Bernardino, where they built and gifted a dream ride to 25 children! Once they were done making an incredible bike for one incredibly excited child, they exclaimed, “I love my new bike! I can’t wait to learn how to ride it!” Well, there’s snow time like the present to learn!
Helping is what we do best. This holiday season, we selected three individuals who wrote to the “Help Me Honda” page. We surprised them with their dream holiday gifts. One of the chosen was Adriana, who has worked as a social worker for 10 years! She brings a Christmas miracle to her community every year by donating gifts to local Compton school teachers. However, due to a recent lack of income, she could not donate gifts this year, afford to get gifts for her own children, or pay her bills. The Guys in Blue set out to Help the Helpful by paying it forward and facilitating a Christmas miracle! The Helpful Honda Guys surprised three preschool teachers and their students with their Dream Gifts. They also surprised Adriana with her very own Dream Gifts for her children, including a Nintendo Switch and Beats Headphones, and $1000 for her rent! One of the preschool teachers was overwhelmed with emotion, “I really did not believe that you guys would do this. I thought it was all scripted, but you guys are really here. This is so awesome!” Adriana was amazed by the gifts for her and her family, “Thank you so much for the surprise. It was amazing and better than expected. I did not suspect a thing!” We’ll always lend a Helpful Hand!
The Helpful Honda Guys ended the year with a bang! We are going to continue to spread love in the New Year! Stay tuned for our Valentine’s Day celebrations and pet adoption events here in SoCal!
Make sure you follow the SoCal Honda Dealers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find out how you can get help with a Valentine’s Day surprise and to reach out to us to ask for help during this new year.