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Driving Away the Cold

We are proud to be part of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids program that delivers coats to kids all over the country. Fred Beans partnered with the Central Bucks YMCA this month, donating over 3,000 free coats to local kids in the community.
In 2008 the “Driving Away the Cold” program was created. In the last 9 years, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and its Dealer Members have donated over 315,000 new winter coats to children in need throughout the Delaware Valley. The foundation is preparing to distribute 45,000 new winter coats to local impoverished children this month.

“This program exemplifies philanthropy to the fullest extent,” Scott Lustgarten, president of the foundation, said in a statement. “It’s all about people helping people. The men and women who make up our membership have risen above their own challenges to continue to help those who are in greater need.”
Each year the program grows and more coats are distributed than the last. This year over 22,000 coats in 5 Philadelphia suburbs will be given away with over 3,800 distributed in Bucks County. “Living without basic necessities is a reality for so many children in our area,” said Debbie Tettemer at Central Bucks Family YMCA. “These coats from local new auto dealers help provide warmth and security for children and their caregivers.”