Generous Acts of Giving Prove That "Yamaha Cares"

1/2/2009 [Corporate]

Orange County Food Bank, Families of Camp Pendelton, Toys for Tots and a Local Buena Park Family Benefit From Thoughtful Yamaha Employees

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America employees (YCA) have demonstrated an extraordinary spirit of giving in the 2008 holiday season, lending support to the families of Camp Pendelton, helping a local Buena Park family in need, and donating over 1,600 pounds of food to the Orange County Food Bank. The Company also made a large contribution to Toys For Tots.

Yamaha Cares Donation
YCA donated over 1,600 pounds of food to the Orange County Food Bank
The donations were coordinated via Yamaha Cares, YCA's employee-based initiative dedicated to charitable works to promote education, arts, health and human services, and community development in the areas where its employees live and work, as well as to spread the gift of music to people throughout the U.S.

The Orange County food bank donations included a wide variety of food items, such as appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert selections, baby food and even personal care items. Overall, the 1,600 pounds of food donated by Yamaha employees will help the Orange County Food Bank continue its efforts to feed approximately 24,000 people a month.

"The overwhelming support from our employees during this holiday season is truly outstanding," said Carol Baker, Vice President of Human Resources, Yamaha Corporation of America. "It's comforting to know that regardless of the economic climate, that our employees make it a priority to lend a hand to the community."

Perpetuating the spirit of giving, Yamaha has also "adopted" a local family from Buena Park, California and five families from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendelton to help provide for their basic needs this holiday season.

For more information on Yamaha Cares, visit www.yamaha.com/yamahacares, or write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail infostation@yamaha.com.

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