This year we celebrated the Hondaween holiday all over Southern California at local pumpkin patches, children’s hospitals and organizations! We definitely had a scary good surprise for kids and families everywhere.

If you saw a Helpful Honda Guy at the pumpkin patch, it wasn’t a Halloween costume – it was really us! We helped families carve out the good times at 24 different pumpkin patches across SoCal – from Ventura, Oxnard, San Bernardino and Corona, to Long Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, Thousand Oaks and everywhere in between – with FREE PUMPKINS! Helping families save some money at the patch is just one more way we’re being helpful. In fact, we made this mom’s day in Simi Valley: “Oh you have made my day! I couldn’t afford to buy a pumpkin for my son, but you’ve helped us get one! He’s going to be so happy!” That’s not all; we surprised kids with glow-in-the-dark trick-or-treat pails, so they could have a little help holding all the candy they were going to get on Halloween: “You guys really ARE helpful!” And, we even helped inspire those that were still undecided on a costume, “My kid loves you guys! He wants to dress up as a Helpful Honda Guy for Halloween!”

For the kids who were not able to celebrate a traditional Halloween, we brought the Hondaween cheer to them! Throughout the month of October, we visited local children’s hospitals and youth organizations including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dignity Health Northridge Community Hospital, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach, Children’s Hospital Orange County, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Dignity Health Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Project Joy and Children’s Lifesaving Foundation. We brought pumpkins for decorating, arts & crafts, toys, games, trick-or-treat pails and even fun costumes for all of the kids! The parents of the kids were extremely touched, “Thank you so much for coming back again this year; it means a lot to us. You have no idea how much this helps.” Another parent shared, “It’s amazing that you guys did this, my kid doesn’t get to do any normal things like this.” We’re always happy to help bring Hondaween cheer to these kids, especially when they tell us, “This is the best day of my life.”

So what’s next for us? Throughout the holidays you can expect to see the Guys in Blue at your local gas stations helping Honda drivers with free gas! You can spot us at select home games for the Anaheim Ducks, the Rams, and at both UCLA and USC Football games helping fans with seat upgrades, free parking, and so much more. Got a sweet tooth? We’re bringing back the Helpful Honda Treat Truck full of tasty goodies for everyone to enjoy! Want the treat truck to show up to your holiday event? Make sure you ‘Like’ us at Facebook.com/SoCalHondaDealers, tweet us at @HelpfulHonda, and follow us on Instagram at @SoCalHondaDealers to share the details. We’re looking forward to a very Helpful Holiday season.