Community Impact

New Car Dealers Driving Away the Cold


GNYADA Delivers Winter Coats to
New York Cares

Thanks to 140 franchised new car dealers who participated in this year’s New York Cares Coat Drive, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association collected almost 10,000 coats for people and families in need. This number of drop-off locations is GNYADA’s all-time high since the Association began teaming with New York Cares six years ago.

As they have done throughout the years, dealers went above and beyond in encouraging their customers, their staffs, and their local communities to look through their closets and set aside coats to donate to this year’s drive. Dealers’ efforts included displaying decorated drop-off bins in their showrooms, promoting the drive on their websites, as well as creating videos and social media posts.

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and State Assemblyman Ed Braunstein came to GNYADA’s Center for Automotive Education and Training to help load the donated coats into a 26-foot delivery truck. Both the Public Advocate and the Assemblyman stated that these donations are particularly important given this winter’s record-low temperatures in the New York region.

The Association thanks all the dealers who participated in the 2017-2018 coat drive, helping the Association remain New York Cares’ single largest corporate coat donor. GNYADA also thanks Freeman Decorating for providing extra helpers as well as the truck used to deliver the coats to New York Cares.

Below is the full list of area dealerships who participated in this year’s coat drive:

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
Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru
BMW of Bay Shore
BMW of Brooklyn
BMW of Brooklyn, Service
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 Queens
Lexus of Smithtown
Lia Toyota of Rockland
Long Island City Volkswagen
Lotus Motor Cars of Long Island
Lucas Ford
Luxury Cars of Bayside, Inc.
Luxury Cars of Bayside, Service
Manhattan Motor Cars, Inc.
Manhattan Motor Cars, Service
Mercedes-Benz Manhattan
Mercedes-Benz of Huntington
Mercedes-Benz of Rockville Centre
Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
Mercedes-Benz of Southampton
Mercedes-Benz of Wappingers Falls
Mercedes Benz of White Plains
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