Community Impact

Coat Drive


GNYADA Dealers Have Donated 37,000 Coats (and counting) to New York Cares

Every year, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association teams up with the New York Cares Coat Drive, to help thousands of New Yorkers make it through the cold winter. Since our relationship with New York Cares first began in 2013, our team of participating dealers and our yearly collection total have steadily increased with each new campaign.

Not only does GNYADA expand its collection sites beyond New York City’s five boroughs, but dealers have also taken it upon themselves to spread the word through their community outreach and social media. Our 2016-2017 donation volume represented a 52% increase over the previous year’s total, and brought our all-time tally to 37,000 coats.

Watch a video recap of the Association's 2017 coat drive efforts

Expressing gratitude for the Association's efforts, New York Cares Executive Director, Gary Bagley says the following:

“At New York Cares, we talk a lot about our Coat Drive ‘champions’ — the individuals, companies, and partners whose energy and generosity have powered coat collection efforts over the last 28 years. After five years of enthusiastic participation, GNYADA and their dealers are true champions of warmth. New York Cares and tens of thousands of our neighbors in need could not be more grateful for GNYADA’s enormous efforts.”

By signing up as a coat drop-off site, dealers support an extremely important cause that benefits families and individuals in need, while also generating tremendous traffic in their showrooms. Over the years, we've seen plenty of creative dealership drop-off spots, from decorated boxes to an open SUV trunk.

To learn more about the Association’s collaboration with New York Cares, email

Below is the list of current dealership drop-off locations:

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