On Friday, June 15, 2018, Island Honda of Maui donated more than $1,000 worth of self-care, footwear, creative writing, school and infant-related items to the nonprofit umbrella of Aloha House, Maui Youth & Family Services and Malama Family Recovery Center as part of Honda’s 2018 Week of Service that took place throughout North America between June 8 and 17.
The items are being distributed among clients of the three organizations, which work together to provide behavioral health and other related services to more than 5,000 people in Maui County each year. “This wide variety of items will help our clients who struggle to afford basic hygiene and school supplies, clients in addiction treatment who want to express themselves through writing but don’t have journals or pens, or want to participate in physical activity but don’t have shoes or socks, as well as mothers who have their young children with them in treatment,” said Frances Duberstein, tri-agency Development Coordinator. “We are extraordinarily grateful to the Island Honda of Maui team for their willingness to go out of their way to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.”
This year’s Team Honda Week of Service marked the company’s third year of coordinated volunteer service projects across North America that reinforce the Team Honda spirit of working together to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work. “Here at Island Honda it is our mission ‘to create lifelong bonds with our clients, and consider each one family,’” said Mari Benda, Island Honda staff member. “This in fact made us think of Aloha House and all of its counterparts. We wanted to partner on a service project to create a lasting impact on our community together.”