11-03-18

Gateway Kia Driving Away the Cold in Warrington

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably within a population of people who follow a daily routine. Your routine may consist of getting up at 6:00 AM and getting your children prepared for school. That may include making them breakfast, lunch, and dressing them appropriately. But what if you couldn’t provide your children with the basic needs of shelter, food, or clothes? Imagine, the cold weather is beginning and your children don’t have a simple warm coat to protect them. This is difficult for some people to visualize, especially when their closet may have four or more winter coats.

Driving Away the Cold

Year after year we hear how children living in poverty go without basic needs such as food and clothing. Yet, we never consider the magnitude of how the lack of basic needs can change a life. For example, a new winter coat provides more than protection from the elements. In fact, a winter coat supports a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. In an effort to facilitate keeping our children warm, Gateway Kia Quakertown and Gateway Kia Warrington stores maintain active memberships in The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.

YMCA Distribution Event

Recently, staff from those stores participated in coat distribution. On Friday, October 19, 2018, Gateway Kia in Warrington and Gateway Kia in Quakertown both participated in the distribution of winter coats at the Upper Bucks County YMCA. For more information about the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and the Driving Away the Cold program, please watch the video below or give us a call! If you’d like to make a personal donation, use this link to the More Than Auto Dealers website.

The Organization

The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP). The organization is distributing a record 51,696 brand-new winter coats to area children in need this month. Approximately 7,000 new coats will be distributed in Bucks County specifically. The effort is part of the eleventh annual Driving Away the Cold program, which involves nearly 180 local auto dealers teaming up for the greater good. One in six children in the Greater Philadelphia region lives in poverty and a warm winter coat is one of the essential items they often live without. This program aims to change that.

 

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