Honda Employees Help Support Underprivileged Children in San Bernardino, California

Toys were donated to children at Mary’s Mercy, Veronica’s Home, and CASA.

Community Honda

This Holiday Season, Honda is giving back to the community. Community Honda of Orland Park was very pleased to read that employees of Honda were able to brighten the faces of many children in San Bernardino, California. Employees of Honda donated toys to the children at Mary’s Mercy Center, Veronica’s Home, and CASA earlier this December.

Honda Employees provided new gifts to each child present, including some brand new bicycles. To help them with their new toys, members of the San Bernardino Police Department helped the children to learn proper bike safety. Santa Claus also made an appearance to learn what each of the children wanted for Christmas and visit the cookie decorating station. Representatives of Southern California dealerships were also at the event and provided the centers with gift cards to be used to help the children and supplied toys to be used in center playrooms.

Mary’s Mercy Center has been in operation since 1987 and helps to serve the poor and underprivileged of all ages, ethnicities, or religions. They expanded in 1995 through opening Veronica’s Home of Mercy. Veronica’s Home of Mercy is a facility for adult women and their children up to the age of seven; pregnant women are also allowed at the home. It is a long-term transitional facility that helps these women get back on their feet after going through abuse, drug addiction, and being homeless.

Veronica’s Home of Mercy was able to expand in 2009 by opening a new facility with space for 80 beds and recently the original facility, which has 40 beds, was renovated. After these women are given treatment, they are transitioned into the Casa Merced program, which is made up of single family dwellings that allow these women and their children to safely reenter society.

Community Honda is a Honda dealership in Orland Park, Illinois that provides new and used cars to the area, as well as vehicle service. They are located at 8340 West 159th Street and open at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Contact the Honda dealership to learn more about their vehicles and services by calling 888-631-5959.