Halloween spending is expected to hit a record $9.1 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation! The total amount spent for the spooky season is forecast to reach a new high of $9.1 billion, with 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million in 2016.* So, the SoCal Honda Dealers have a scary-good surprise for kids of all ages this Halloween: FREE PUMPKINS! The Guys in Blue are ready to spread some Helpful Hondaween cheer to kids and families across Southern California!
The Helpful Guys in Blue will be stopping by (24) pumpkin patches across Southern California to surprise families with THOUSANDS of FREE pumpkins. If you spot a Helpful Honda Guy at your local pumpkin patch, it’s probably not a costume – they’re ready to be helpful! Keep an eye out for the blue shirts at local pumpkin patches across SoCal — from LA County and Orange County, to Riverside, San Bernardino County and Ventura Counties and everywhere in between.
And for those kids who might miss out on the holiday — have no fear, the Honda Guys are bringing some Hondaween cheer! The Guys in Blue are visiting local children’s hospitals and organizations to bring complimentary costumes Halloween celebrations. Kids can transform into their favorite superhero, princess (or prince) or dress up in masks, party hats and wigs! They’ll also bring along fun activities like pumpkin decorating and Halloween arts and crafts, plus festive decorations and even Helpful Hondaween glow in the dark pails for trick-or-treating! Helpful Hondaween celebrations will take place at local children’s hospitals
and organizations including Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Dignity Health San Bernardino Children’s Subacute Center, Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, and AYSO’s Special Needs Soccer team Lancaster.
It’s our job to be helpful. Buying pumpkins for residents across SoCal, giving back to children at local hospitals and organizations, is just one more way the SoCal Honda Dealers are spreading Random Acts of Helpfulness. Earlier this year, the Guys in Blue showed their appreciation to local fire fighters by treating them to lunch or breakfast. Over the summer, they drove the Helpful Honda Free Ice Cream Truck to delight kids of all ages with free ice cream, and dispatched the Big, Blue Tanker Truck to surprise loyal Honda drivers with complimentary gas. Every week, the Guys in Blue can be spotted helping residents load groceries; picking up litter at parks, beaches and shopping plazas; surprising sports fans with seat upgrades, free parking, tickets, and one-of-a-kind experiences at Dodgers, Angels, Ducks, LA Rams, UCLA and USC home games and so much more. It’s their job to be helpful -no strings attached.