Auto Dealers Make Final Push For Coat Drive

Students help GNYADA sort winter coats to help those in need.

With temperatures dipping well below freezing and snow already here, tens of thousands of New Yorkers will struggle to stay warm this winter. To help those in need, automobile dealers across Long Island are making a final plea for area residents to drop off gently worn coats at dealerships across the area in support of this year’s New York Cares Coat Drive. All the dealers involved are members of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA).

For the past five years, the association has worked with New York Cares to identify Long Island dealerships as coat collection points where residents and dealership personnel donate new and gently used coats. The association then collects the coats and delivers them to New York Cares’ distribution center in Manhattan.

“Last year, with more than 110 dealerships in NYC, Westchester, Rockland and on Long Island participating in the coat drive, GNYADA members collected 11,035 coats for people in need, our highest-ever collection total over the five years we’ve worked with New York Cares,” said GNYADA Chairman Lee Certilman. “Now, we’re asking area residents to once again join the mission to keep our neighbors warm.”

Here are some of the Long Island automobile dealers who have signed up as collection centers for this year’s coat drive:

Nassau County

• Sarant Cadillac in Farmingdale
• Van Buren Buick GMC in Garden City Park
• Land Rover Glen Cove
• Biener Audi in Great Neck
• BMW of Bayside (service center) in Great Neck
• North Bay Cadillac Buick GMC in Great Neck
• Jaguar Great Neck
• Tower Ford in Great Neck
• East Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Greenvale
• Penn Toyota in Greenvale
• Garden City Mazda in Hempstead
• Mercedes of Rockville Centre in Hempstead
• INFINITI of Manhasset
• BWM of Oyster Bay
• North Bay Cadillac Buick GMC in Roslyn
• East Hills Subaru in Roslyn
• Legend Nissan in Syosset
• Island Acura in Wantagh
• Rallye BMW in Westbury
• Westbury Toyota

Suffolk County

  • Legend Auto Group in Amityville
  • BMW of Bayshore 
  • Newins Bay Shore Ford 
  • Mid Island Hyundai in Centereach
  • South Shore Kia in Copiague
  • Mercedes Benz of Huntington
  • Acura of Huntington
  • Huntington Mazda
  • Habberstad BMW in Huntington Station
  • Habberstad MINI in Huntington Station
  • Lotus Motor Cars of Long Island in Huntington Station
  • Porsche of Huntington in Huntington Station
  • AUDI of Huntington in Huntington Station
  • Brown’s RAM Truck Center in Medford
  • Sunrise Toyota in North Middle Island
  • Brown’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Patchogue
  • Ramp Ford in Port Jefferson Station
  • Riverhead Dodge
  • Smithtown Toyota in Smithtown
  • Mercedes-Benz of Southampton
  • MINI of Southampton
  • Lucas Ford in Southold
  • Lexus of Smithtown in St. James
  • Competition BMW in St. James
  • Mercedes Benz of Smithtown in St. James
  • Smith Haven Chyrsler Jeep Dodge in St. James
  • Smith Haven Mazda Mitsubishi in St. James
  • Smithtown Nissan in St. James
  • Nardy Honda Smithtown in St. James
  • Smithtown Acura in St. James
  • Babylon Honda in West Babylon
  • Atlantic Automall in West Islip
  • Atlantic Audi in West Islip
  • Atlantic Volkswagen in West Islip

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