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NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and NY State Assemblyman Ed Bernstein load coats
collected by Greater New York Auto Dealers Association members.
New York, NY - (January 11, 2018): 150 members of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) collected and delivered nearly 10,000 winter coats to New York Cares in Manhattan yesterday with help from some special guests.  New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and New York State Assemblyman Edward Bernstein joined GNYADA president Mark Schienberg and automotive students from Lincoln Technical Institute to help load the truck. The coats will be distributed to New York's neediest at a time when when temperatures have reached record lows in recent weeks.  
Policy makers join students to deliver winter coats to those in need.
"I'd like to thank our areas auto dealers for demonstrating your passion and commitment to helping others," said NYC Public Advocate Letitia James.  
Lincoln Technical Institute students load bags of coats collected by area auto dealers.

"The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association is grateful for the generosity shown by our dealer community, their customers and staff.  This is an incredible campaign that goes to the heart of what being part of a community is all about," said GNYADA president Mark Schienberg.
Nearly 10,000 coats collected by GNYADA members for those in need.
"I'd like to thank all the auto dealers who took part in this important program. You are really making a big difference in people's lives," said New York State Assemblymember Edward Braunstein.  

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association represents over 400 franchised automobile dealerships in the metro area of New York. Collectively, they inject $48.5 billion into the economy and generate $2.4 billion in tax revenue for New York while helping to sustain a workforce of 68,000 directly and indirectly. A third of these jobs are in the high-paying service department. GNYADA also operates the Center for Automotive Education & Training and organizes the New York International Automobile Show-the largest auto show in North America-each spring in Manhattan's Jacob Javits Convention Center.

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