When the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Start Challenge was cancelled at the end of March, Honda decided to rise to the occasion and use the funds allocated for that program in another way. Honda determined that giving back was the best way to use the money, joining together with 58 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to make the biggest community impact possible. With its support of these HBCUs, Honda hopes to help those in need during the ongoing pandemic.
“In these unprecedented times, our commitment to HBCUs is stronger than ever,” said Steve Morikawa, vice president of Corporate Relations and Social Responsibility at America Honda. “We know that recent events have presented challenges for HBCU communities, and we’re working closely with HBCU presidents and local leaders on ways to best serve their communities.”
The funds from this Honda commitment will help the COVID-19 relief initiative in a variety of ways. For instance, the HBCUs are using these funds to address specific needs in their communities, including food insecurity and medical support for the homeless, families, and senior citizens. The donations from Honda also help support frontline healthcare workers in HBCU communities by covering medical supplies and personal protective equipment.
Honda has provided $325,000 to HBCUs since May 1, allowing them to serve 108 organizations in 20 states.
Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo couldn’t be prouder to represent a brand committed to supporting communities in need.