Help Drive Away the Cold - $16.50 Buys a New Coat!

Did you know that one in six children in the Philadelphia area lives in poverty? Did you know that the federal definition of poverty is a family of four living on an annual income below $24,250? In Pennsylvania, 515,000 children currently live in poverty, without the daily essentials most of us rely on, including a warm winter coat.

Driving Away the Cold was designed to ensure that financial classifications do not define the lives of these children. It's a unique program with the simple mission of giving new coats to underprivileged children who would otherwise not have them. The gift of a new coat warms the body and soul of a child in need. It can supercharge the recipient's self-esteem and helps him or her to arrive to school warm, on time, ready to learn and receive two hot meals. It reminds that child that he or she is important.

Since 2008, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation's Driving Away the Cold program has given the gift of warmth and confidence to more than 220,000 disadvantaged children. For 2016, we hope to reach at least 45,000 boys and girls. Help us reach our goal by making a donation or joining our fundraising efforts by creating a personalized fundraising page. Participation is rewarding and easy. Every dollar raised will go towards the purchase of new coats and directly impact a local child in need.

The coats will be distributed through more than 100 different social services agencies, shelters, school districts, regional YMCAs, and more. These non-profit partners identify the children who will benefit most from this gift and distribute the coats in a responsible manner.

About Our Foundation

The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Auto Show. Established in 2003, the Foundation is 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax deductible. The Foundation's mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of children and youth in the communities in which its Dealer Members work and live. For more information, please visit

Questions? Contact Us

Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
3311 Swede Road, Suite A, East Norriton, PA 19401
Tel: (610) 279-5229
Contact: Mary Lynn Alvarino,