$1M Raised In Three Years of The Honickman Companies’ Invitational Golf Event


NEW YORK—Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) today announced The Honickman Companies has raised over $1 million for VOA-GNY through the Honickman Companies invitational golf outing, which has been held since 2020.

The Honickman Companies, a leading beverage manufacturer and distributor, raised $482,750 at the third annual invitational golf outing this year for VOA-GNY, an anti-poverty organization with a rich 126-year history of serving New Yorkers in need.

This year’s event was held at Knollwood Country Club in Westchester on Monday, September 12. About $350,000 was raised for VOA-GNY in 2021.

“The event is a tremendous success each year and is a testament to the power of coming together as a community to support our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Myung J. Lee, President and CEO of Volunteers of America-Greater New York. “We extend a sincere thank you to our partners at The Honickman Companies for their unwavering support as we strive to end homelessness in Greater New York by 2050.”

The Honickman Companies are a group of 5 independent soft drink companies that started in 1957. Collectively the companies have close to 3,000 employees and 17 facilities stretching from New York to North Carolina. The companies partner with organizations like the VOA-GNY to make a meaningful impact in the communities its employees and customers call home.

"Volunteers of America’s dedicated staff and volunteers work to change the lives of others, and it is a noble cause to partner with and support,” said Reginald Goins, The Honickman Companies President & COO who is also VOA-GNY Board Vice Chair. "We have been and continue to be inspired by their work to serve others. We look forward to continuing our important relationship with VOA-GNY.”

The Honickman Companies is also a proud partner of VOA-GNY’s Operation Backpack® initiative, which connects children in need with a new backpack filled with grade-specific school supplies. In 2021, VOA-GNY donated school supplies to all 15,000 children living in New York City shelters.

VOA-GNY donors include the Angela & Reginald Goins Charity Fund, Abernathy McGregor, Treo, Evian, Zen Wtr, PepsiCo/Lipton/Starbucks, Keurig Dr Pepper, Robert Wolk, C4, Epstein, Becker and Green, Flow Water, Essentia, Sparkling Ice (Talking Rain), Vita Coco (All Markets Inc.), Lockton Benefits, Key Food HQ, Baker Tilly (Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP) and Polar.

Reginald Goins was recognized by VOA-GNY at its 2021 gala and was given the Spirit of New York Award.



VOA-Greater New York is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the Greater New York area by 2050 by providing housing, health and wealth-building services to our neighbors experiencing, or at imminent risk of, homelessness. Founded in New York City in 1896, we are the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc., and one of the largest providers of human services in the region with 60+ programs across New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.


The Honickman Companies are privately held manufacturers, sellers and distributors of some of the world’s leading consumer brands across six states (NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA) and Washington, D.C. The Honickman Companies together are one of the nation’s largest independently owned nonalcoholic bottlers proudly selling products from PepsiCo, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Danone, Essentia, Talking Rain, Polar Beverages and many other fine companies. For more information about the Honickman Companies, visit www.hongrp.com.