Community Impact

Local Dealers Keep New Yorkers in Need Covered


Donate a winter coat at a franchised new car dealership today!

For the sixth straight year, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association is teaming up with the New York Cares Coat Drive, to help thousands of New Yorkers make it through the coldest months of the year. Since GNYADA’s participation in the annual coat drive began, area dealers have collected more than 37,000 coats, making the Association New York Cares’ largest single corporate donator.

The Association’s work with New York Cares gives franchised new car dealers in the metro area an opportunity to help some of the least fortunate people in their communities. Local dealers readily volunteer their showrooms to promote this important cause and encourage their staffs and customers to contribute. Energy is already building around this year’s initiative, as registered dealers have been promoting the 2017 coat drive on their websites and across their social media accounts.

"New car dealerships have an outstanding reputation for supporting good causes on an individual basis, but it is important to remember how effective they can be as a group, too," said GNYADA President Mark Schienberg. "Initiatives like the New York Cares Coat Drive allow us to harness the collective power of our membership to bring about change where it’s needed most.”

Last year, with more than 110 dealerships participating, GNYADA collected an astounding 11,035 coats. This year, we are thrilled to see that our members’ commitment and enthusiasm are only continuing to grow. As of today, we have already exceeded last year’s record number of registered dealerships, putting us well on our way to achieving a new all-time high donation volume.

Watch a video recap of last year’s GNYADA coat drive efforts.

If you have a winter coat (used or new!) that you wish to donate to the New York Cares Coat Drive, please consult the below list to find a franchised dealership drop-off location near you:

Acura of Huntington
Atlantic Audi
Atlantic Automall
Atlantic Volkswagen
Audi of Brooklyn
Audi of Huntington
Audi of Smithtown
Autoworld Kia
Babylon Honda
Bay Ridge Nissan
Bay Ridge Toyota
Bayside Volkswagen
Biener Audi
BMW of Brooklyn
BMW of Oyster Bay
Bram Auto Group
Brooklyn Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM
Brown's Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Brown's RAM Truck Center
Center for Automotive Education & Training
Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Bay Ridge
Classic Audi Service Center
Competition BMW
Croton Auto Park
Curry Acura
Dana Ford Lincoln
East Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM
East Hills Subaru
Eastchester Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM
Fordham Toyota
Freehold Hyundai
Freehold Jeep
Garden City Mazda
Generation Kia
Gregoris Motors, Inc.
Habberstad BMW
Habberstad MINI
Helms Bros, Inc.
Honda of Valley Stream
Hudson Honda
Hudson Valley Volkswagen
Huntington Mazda
INFINITI of Bayside
INFINITI of Manhasset
Island Acura
Island Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM
Island Hyundai
Island Kia
Island Mazda
Island Mitsubishi
Island Subaru
Island Toyota
Island Volkswagen
Jaguar Freeport
Jaguar Great Neck
Jaguar Great Neck Service Center
Karp Buick Kia Volvo
Kia of West Nyack
Kia of White Plains
Koeppel Nissan
Koeppel Subaru
Land Rover Glen Cove
LaSorsa Auto Group
Legend Auto Group
Legend Nissan
Lexus of Brooklyn
Lexus of Manhattan
Lexus of Mt. Kisco
Lexus of Smithtown
Lexus of Queens
Lia Toyota of Rockland
Long Island City Volkswagen
Lotus Motor Cars of Long Island
Lucas Ford
Luxury Cars of Bayside, Inc.
Manhattan Motor Cars, Inc
Mercedes-Benz of Huntington
Mercedes-Benz of Rockville Centre
Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls
Mercedes-Benz Manhattan
Mercedes-Benz of Southampton
Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls
Mid-Island Hyundai
Mohegan Lake Audi
Nardy Honda Smithtown
New Rochelle Hyundai
New Rochelle Toyota
Newins Bay Shore Ford, Inc.
North Bay Cadillac Buick GMC
North Bay Service Cadillac Buick GMC
Paragon Acura
Paragon Honda
Park Ford of Mahopac
Penn Toyota
Pepe Cadillac
Pepe Infiniti
Porsche of Huntington
Porsche of Larchmont
Potamkin Cadillac Buick Chevrolet Geo. Ltd
Potamkin Hyundai Mitsubishi
Premier Ford
Rallye BMW
Ramp Ford
Ray Catena BMW of Westchester
Ray Catena MINI of Westchester
Ray Catena Lexus of White Plains
Riverdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Riverhead Dodge, Inc.
Route 22 Honda
Route 22 Nissan
Route 22 Toyota
Scarsdale Ford
Security Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM
Six Sigma Auto Group
Smith Haven Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Smith Haven Mazda Mitsubishi
Smithtown Acura
Smithtown Nissan, Inc.
Smithtown Toyota
South Shore Kia
Staten Island Buick GMC
Sunrise Chevrolet
Sunrise Toyota
Sunrise Toyota North
Tarrytown Honda
Tower Ford
Toyota of Manhattan
Vail Buick GMC
Van Buren Buick GMC
Volvo Cars of Queens
Westbury Toyota
Westchester Toyota
White Plains Buick GMC
White Plains Honda

We’d like to offer a huge thank you to the dealers that registered