Showcasing the positive effects of local new car dealers in their communities coming together to help those in need, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association donated brand-new warm winter coats to the students of P.S. 179 in New York City.
The coat donation is the final stop of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association‘s annual commitment to giving back to the community and making sure children have the resources they need to stay warm this winter. Working with Operation Warm, hundreds of local new car retailers raised over $100,000 for the Coat Drive and donated thousands of coats to over 30 schools and charitable organizations throughout downstate New York.
“It warms my heart that during these tough economic times, people are still willing to make sure that children are warm and taken care of!” said Sherry William, principal of PS 179. “We are extremely grateful to the Greater NY Automobile Dealers Association for these wonderful brand-new coats,” said Sherry William, Principal of P.S. 179.
For the past 10 years, GNYADA and its members have held this annual event, which is supported by local new car retailers. This year, GNYADA, expanded its reach and provided even more coats to those who need them most in downstate New York.
“Local new car retailers understand that a warm coat can make a world of difference, and our Association members are doing their part to ensure that children in our community have access to the warmth they need to stay safe and healthy this winter,” said GNYADA chairman Oliver Brodlieb.
GNYADA is proud to bring this event to the community and demonstrate the commitment of local new car retailers to the well-being and safety of children in need.
“Today, as we end this year‘s Coat Drive, I‘m so happy that we are at this great school with all of these wonderful young people. I would especially like to thank Principal Sherry Williams and all the teachers and staff here at PS 179. You are here day in and day out supporting, nurturing, and encouraging these amazing kids to be the best that they can be. I am so pleased that we are able to support the great things you do,” said GNYADA president Mark Schienberg.