John Hinkleman of San Bernardino High School with the Helpful Honda Teacher Appreciation Award. (SoCal Honda Dealers)
In honor of teachers everywhere, the SoCal Honda Dealers once again celebrated the efforts of five deserving school teachers and role models who go above and beyond to ensure their students have an unforgettable, meaningful school experience, and whose impact goes well beyond the classroom.
The Helpful Honda teams surprised winning teachers in their classroom or during a school assembly throughout the week of May 5-9, 2014 in Huntington Park, Carson, Anaheim, Granada Hills and San Bernardino.
Based on the teacher’s unique strengths and academic efforts, each winner was presented with much needed technology, art supplies, reading materials and more, to help them further their high-impact Helpfulness in classrooms.
As teachers continue to face school budget cuts and are forced to make do with limited resources, Teacher Appreciation has more meaning than ever in Southern California. Celebrating teachers who make a difference is one of many ways the SoCal Honda Dealers are giving back to communities across Southern California and continuing their commitment to helpfulness.
Since January, the Guys in Blue have: surprised thousands of residents with complimentary roses on Valentine’s Day; volunteered with numerous organizations such as blood donation centers and food banks to be Helpful After the Holidays; helped over 250 four-legged friends find two-legged ones with Helpful Honda Pet Adoption events across Southern California, and more.
Residents have likely also spotted Blue Shirts around their community doing other acts of helpfulness such as cleaning up local parks and beaches, helping people carry their groceries, providing umbrella escorts and handing out water, tissues and chapstick.
To-date, Helpful Honda has visited over 11,000 locations to lend a hand to residents in the most unexpected ways. It’s really their job to be Helpful.
Residents can discover the winners on Facebook and check out Twitter for other real-time helpful clues.