December 28, 2015
Frank Ancona Honda was featured in the Saturday edition of Kansas City Star’s Drive section. Thank you to David Boyce for writing the excellent article. The article highlighted Frank Ancona Honda’s participation in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
Over the past month, Frank Ancona Honda has been collecting new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to local area children in need this holiday season. With the support of the Kansas City community, we were able to collect over 225 toys for our first year as an official sponsor for the Toys for Tots program.
Frank Ancona Honda is committed to philanthropic charities that support kids and families. It has donated and helped fundraise for charities like City Union Mission, the Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities, the Phoenix Family, KidsTLC and more.
In the article, David Heitman, general sales manager for Frank Ancona Honda, said, “Because the Anconas have so many charities and organizations they give to, they felt like this one, especially at Christmas time, is something special for the kids. That’s what it is all about.”
This was Frank Ancona Honda’s first year sponsoring the Toys for Tots program and we can’t wait to see what the response will be for the years to come.
Heitman said, “It is that time of year where there is that special feeling in the air, and the children need to keep that special feeling alive. This is one way to give back and help that. Thank goodness for the United States Marines Corps Reserves who created the event for giving toys for the ones in need and the ones who deserve them the most.”
To read the full article in the Kansas City Star, click here.
November 30, 2015
Children are our nation’s biggest resource. Today’s children make up our future leaders, but according to the National Center for Children in Poverty, more than 16 million children in the United States live below the federal poverty level, accounting for 22 percent of all children. Poverty is one of the biggest threats to a child’s well-being, causing poor general and mental health. It also affects the child’s ability to learn and leads to low self-esteem.
The federal poverty level for a family of four in the United States is $23,550 a year; however, research has shown that families need an income of about twice as much to cover basic expenses. This means about 45 percent of all children live in low-income families. With close to half the population of children living close to poverty levels, the holiday season can bring sadness and stress. By having just enough income to cover basic expenses, families often have to go without toys during the holiday season.
This is why Frank Ancona Honda is happy to be a local sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program aims to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys to children in need during the holiday season. The program wants to deliver a message of hope to those less fortunate and encourage them to become responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.
Help spread the message of hope this holiday season by bringing in new toys to our store. Together we can help spread holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Bring in a toy today to our store located at 1000 N. Rogers Rd in Olathe, Kan. We will accept toy donations now through December 16, 2015. You can also give a monetary donation to the Toys for Tots program on its website.
About Toys for Tots: The Toys for Tots program became a foundation for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1995. The program aims help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. Toys for Tots helps unite all members of the community to play an active role in the development of our children. Over its lifespan, the program has distributed over 416 million toys to over 195 million less fortunate children.
To learn more about the program click here.
October 5, 2015
Frank Ancona Honda recently announced a digital marketing campaign in honor of Michael Ancona’s mother, who was an avid supporter of animal welfare and donated to many shelters in KC. Great Plains SPCA has found themselves in a crucial funding crisis and Frank Ancona Honda wanted to help. The nonprofit is the largest no-kill animal welfare organization in the Kansas City area.
Currently, a sponsor has offered to match any donations the Great Plains SPCA receives from now until October 15, 2015. Frank Ancona Honda wants to help GPSPCA raise as much as possible before October 15, 2015. If you visit the dealership’s donation page, you can choose an amount to donate. The best part is each donation amount explains exactly where that money is going so you know how your money is helping local animals find safety and shelter. You can make a one-time donation or choose to have a recurring donation.
- For $10, you will be a Hometown Hero by providing shelter to a homeless pet in Kansas City.
- For $20, you will help spay or neuter a stray kitten.
- For $50, you will save a puppy from deadly parvovirus.
- For $100, you will be a Cool Cat by feeding a homeless mother cat and her kittens.
- For $250, you will be a Top Dawg by saving a dog from living life on a chain.
Great Plains SPCA is a no-kill shelter in the Kansas City metro, serving 35,000 pets annually. It is known as the most unique and comprehensive no kill animal welfare agency. The GPSPCA collaborates with other animal welfare agencies in the area with their innovative program to promote adoption, outreach, vet care and a better life for pets in Kansas City.
June 14, 2013
Posted By Jason Heard, sales manager
The generosity of Honda was recently displayed toward victims of Hurricane Sandy, who are still rebuilding following the horrific tragedy that swept through their homes. The motor company donated $50,000 in an effort to aid the children affected in a return to a sense of normalcy.
Honda, a 17-year sponsor of the Little League®, stepped in to help restore baseball and softball fields and facilities which allowed the children a temporary escape of the harsh realities that ravaged their lives in 2012. The contributions allowed the sites to be repaired in time for the league’s 32-team opening day on April 20.
See the inspiring story here!
According to the LittleLeague.org, Honda hosted fundraising activities such as, “Sing Badly for a Good Cause: Car-e-oke” in which parents were encouraged to belt out their worst rendition of “Take me out to the Ball Game” inside an Odyssey minivan. Honda donated up to $50 for each parent who participated.
To donate to the Staten Island Little League, visit: www.rebuildSILL.com.
December 1, 2011