Spain: Repairing a home for disadvantaged children
Each year, associates at Honda Automoviles Espana spend the anniversary of the company's founding by making repairs to a home for disadvantaged children.
On this year's anniversary in March 2012, all 65 of the company's associates completed repairs to a children's home in Barcelona in order to help disadvantaged children aged 3 to 16. Associates came together to make various improvements at the facility, including by painting children's rooms, the dining room, the building's outside walls, and benches; cleaning the yard; and setting up new televisions and furniture in its rec room.
Activities carried out on the anniversary of the company's founding are based on Honda's vision of "Striving to Be a Company Society Wants to Exist." They not only bring joy to the children's home, but also provide a valuable opportunity for all associates to contribute to their local community through their own actions.
Poland: Hosting a children's health event on Children's Day
In June 2011, Honda Poland joined with members of Honda's VFR Motorcycle Club to host an event on Children's Day to cheer up sick children. The event was motivated by a desire to help the children forget their illness for a short period of time by assisting in a children's health program run by the VFR Club.
At the event, seriously ill children played together and had fun at a variety of Honda booths, where they practiced on a riding trainer (a motorcycle traffic safety education device), competed for prizes, and rode motorcycles decorated with manga characters. Each year, about 300 to 500 children participate in the event, which is held in early June.
Hungary: Holding a motorcycle tour in support of recovery from a tragedy caused by an accidental release of red mud
An extremely acidic chemical known as red mud was accidentally released in the village of Kolontar in Hungary, sweeping away houses, killing and injuring residents and animals, and causing far-ranging environmental destruction. The accident destroyed most of the village and surrounding countryside, including the area's school. The Honda CBF Club planned a motorcycle tour to help students forget the disaster.
One day in April 2011, a total of 33 motorcycles picked up 12 students and took them on an exciting tour to Sumeg. The participating students had a great time during the trip, when they talked about how fast the motorcycles were traveling and seemed to truly enjoy themselves. Before returning to Kolontar, they received "Honorary Rider" ID cards, t-shirts, games, writing supplies, and candy. The students expressed their heartfelt thanks for an unforgettable day made possible by donations and the CBF Club.