Waikem Honda is one of many Northern Ohio Honda Dealers participating again in Fox 8’s Operation Giving Tree. Because of the support this program received this year, Fox 8 has extended the giving deadline.
Gifts poured in outside the Fox 8 studios on Nov. 27, making the 8th Annual Operation Giving Tree a huge success. The Northern Ohio Honda Dealers want to make sure that success keeps going by extending the program through Dec. 13 with collection centers at our Massillon showroom.
“No child should be without a gift during Christmas, so we are happy to help our good friends at Fox 8 with such a great and important event,” said Mark Lyons, senior board member of the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.
If you’d like to make a donation, visit Waikem Honda at 3910 Lincoln Way East on the Stark Auto Mile in between Canton and Massillon.
Operation Giving Tree is a program started by the Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services. The gifts collected will benefit the county’s nearly 2,000 foster children. The donations are especially important because a gift from Operation Giving Tree may be the only one some of these children will receive on Christmas.
The Waikem Family takes charity seriously, especially in the Holiday Season. We participate in many local charities along with Operation Giving Tree. You’ll see us helping out with Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties, Perry Helping Perry, the Perry Township Rotary Club and many others.
According to Fox 8, items that are a big hit with the children and teens include: a diverse mix of Barbie dolls and accessories; tea sets; doll strollers; LeapFrog tablets; Spider Man gifts; action figures such as G.I. Joe; bath and body products; mp3/music players; board games, model cars and trucks such as Hot Wheels; Dora the Explorer or Sponge Bob toys; games for Game Boy Advance, Wii or PlayStation; handheld electronic games; basketballs and footballs; purses; boy or girl watches and gift cards of $30.00 or more.
Waikem Honda and the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers are also helping the Cell Phone for Soldiers organization continue its mission to provide troops with free calls home. The association consisting of 20 Honda dealerships throughout Northeastern Ohio will be collecting gently used mobile phones at Waikem Honda through December 8.
Contact Waikem Honda online or visit in-person to help us make sure it’s a great holiday for everyone in our area.