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We're Going on a "Date with a Dog" for the Team Honda Week of Service

Posted by Michael Frame on Jun 6, 2019 3:48:34 PM

Man going on a "Date with a Dog" for Honda service in Missoula

#TeamHondaCares.

No, really — Team Honda cares.

One of the many ways the Honda brand seeks to give back to our local communities is with the annual Team Honda Week of Service. It's an event we at Denny Menholt University Honda are proud to be part of here in Missoula.

And once you see what we're doing for our Honda service project this year, you might just be inspired to get involved yourself. 🐶 

 

What Is the Team Honda Week of Service?

For one week in June, Team Honda members across North America come together as communities to help local organizations with various service projects.

What started as a humble desire to make a difference has bloomed into a beautiful expression of love and support:

"We knew from the outset that it was an ambitious undertaking. But we never anticipated the response. We never thought that 16,000 people — a literal army of Honda associates, employees from dealerships, and employees from suppliers would come together as a force for good to volunteer their time in over 400 individual acts of kindness." –Jeffrey Smith, Assistant VP, North American Communications

Now in its fourth year, the Team Honda Week of Service will take place June 7 – 16, 2019. With the participation of Montana Honda dealers like ours, we're expecting more than 20,000 volunteers to step up and step out into our communities to help transform lives. 

To learn more about the Team Honda Week of Service, watch last year's recap video below:

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How Is Denny Menholt University Honda Getting Involved?

Woman participating in "Date with a Dog" in Missoula

As you may have guessed from our "Adopt a Pet" Day this spring, we're big animal lovers here at Denny Menholt University Honda.

So for our 2019 Honda service project, we're partnering once again with the Humane Society of Western Montana to participate in the short-term "Date with a Dog" foster study with Arizona State University.

"Date with a Dog" is part of a nationwide study to learn more about reducing stress for kennel dogs.

As the Humane Society of Western Montana posted on Facebook:

"Foster programs of any length help reduce stress, provide enrichment, increase adoptability, and provide the shelter with insight on the dogs' personalities."

We're all about that, so during the week of June 10, 2019, employees from Denny Menholt University Honda will be taking shelter dogs on individual "dates." These dates can include:

  • Going for a walk or hike
  • Snuggling up for a nap
  • Enjoying a coffee date

 

Want to Go on Your Own "Date with a Dog"? 

While the Team Honda Week of Service is for Honda employees, community service is for everyone. 

We're sure the Humane Society of Western Montana would be thrilled to have anyone participate in the "Date with a Dog" foster program. So if you're interested, please learn more or sign up here.

Feel free to stop by our Honda dealership the week of June 10, too. Along with our great variety of cars for sale in Missoula, you may just see a dog out for a "date"!

(Oh, and follow us on Instagram for #TeamHondaCares updates!)

 

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