Honda donates more than 3,200 toys to non-profits
by Shane Dunaway
Dec 14, 2013 | 1423 views |  0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Bins at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama were filled with more than 3,200 toys, games, bicycles and food items to be distributed to non-profit agencies in Talladega, Calhoun, Etowah, St. Clair and Jefferson counties.
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Bins at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama were filled with more than 3,200 toys, games, bicycles and food items to be distributed to non-profit agencies in Talladega, Calhoun, Etowah, St. Clair and Jefferson counties.
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Associates from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama recently concluded approximately 16 days of collecting and delivering donations for its 10th annual toy and food drive benefiting five Central Alabama counties.

According to HMA’s Deparment Manager for Corporate Affairs and Communication Ted Pratt, more than 17 empty parts bins at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama were filled with more than 3,200 toys, games, bicycles and food items to be distributed to non-profit agencies in Talladega, Calhoun, Etowah, St. Clair and Jefferson counties.

"Each year, HMA associates show their giving spirit in the annual Toy and Food Drive and this year was no different," HMA Special Events Coordinator Fran Pope said. “Agencies in each of HMA's surrounding counties once again are able to share the kindness and generosity of our 4,000 associates. We hope these food items and gifts will help provide a happy holiday for many families and children."

During the two-week collection period, associates moved the donated items to the Talladega County Economic Training and Development Center to be sorted and prepared for distribution to the Lincoln Fire and Police Departments in Talladega County, the Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center in Calhoun County, the Charity Pig Roast and The Love Center in Etowah County, The Christian Love Pantry in St. Clair County and The Lovelady Center and Pathways in Jefferson County.

For the two days of distribution, HMA deployed several from its fleet of vehicles, including Honda Odyssey minivans, Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline trucks assembled at the plant, to make the deliveries.

"It is wonderful to see associates in our various departments work as a team to set the goal to provide a holiday full of food and gifts for families in need" Pope said.

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