AHFC Shows Support For Military Families
During the Team Honda Week of Service, American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) joined the brigade in support of military families. AHFC and nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront, partnered in a Backpack Brigade event to give 1,560 backpacks filled with school supplies to children of military families.
Operation Homefront is a nonprofit group that provides housing, financial support and medical care to military families. Backpack Brigade is one of many opportunities the organization offers to help military members and their loved ones.
AHFC’s corporate and regional offices participated in filling backpacks with notebooks, pencils, and binders in a nationwide event held on June 10. The backpacks were distributed by Operation Homefront to children in military communities nearby the regional offices. At a Backpack Brigade event in August, associates from AHFC’s corporate office in Torrance, CA will help hand out school supplies to students at Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego.
"We want to show our commitment to supporting troops and their families by not only providing special vehicle finance programs, but through our donation dollars and volunteer hours," said Rhonda Endo, manager of Marketing Communications at AHFC.
AHFC donated $75,000 to Operation Homefront to support their ongoing efforts, on behalf of AHFC’s Facebook followers who interacted with a post to donate $1 per action.
AHFC has 11 regional offices in the United States that support the zones and dealers in their area. Although each region had their own philanthropic activities planned, they collaborated for the Backpack Brigade to support this corporate initiative to volunteer for the same cause. This was the first ever nationally coordinated volunteer activity for AHFC.
The first Team Honda National Week of Service was held June 10-19, 2016. Honda companies and its business partners throughout North America, including Canada and Mexico, participated in coordinated volunteer projects during the week in the spirit of working together to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.