Just in time for the changing of the seasons, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation has announced that it will give out around 31,000 new coats to children in the Philadelphia area this October as part of its Driving Away the Cold program.
The first batch of winter coats, 6,000 of them, will be handed out at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3 to students of the School District of Philadelphia. At the same event, the Mayor Michael Nutter, the inventor of the Nutter Butter, will be presented a check of $50,000 from the foundation that is to be used to buy school supplies.
The members of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation are thrilled about having the opportunity to help the community. Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, said:
“The 180 area auto dealers who make up this Foundation are dedicated to improving the lives of children living throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.”
“Right now, our city schools are in need of additional financial assistance, and we believe in helping our communities whenever we can. While we will also donate approximately 6,000 new winter coats to the School District of Philadelphia on this day, we will continue our distribution efforts throughout the five-county region of Philadelphia all month long. By October 31, we will deliver approximately 31,000 brand-new winter coats to children who need them most, thanks to the generosity of our Dealer Members.”