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Croton Auto Park Helps New York Cares Gather Winter Coats For Needy

Croton Auto Park, a car dealership and service center in Croton-on-Hudson, is teaming up with New York Cares to gather and distribute warm winter coats for the needy.
Croton Auto Park, a car dealership and service center in Croton-on-Hudson, is teaming up with New York Cares to gather and distribute warm winter coats for the needy. Photo Credit: Contributed

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- A Croton-On-Hudson car dealership is teaming up with New York Cares to collect warm coats for those that need them this winter.

Croton Auto Park said the coat drive, already under way, will continue until Saturday, Dec. 31.

New or gently used coats can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays at Croton Auto Park, 1 Municipal Place, Croton-on-Hudson.

New York Cares volunteers aim to collect 125,000 coats a year for distribution in the city.

Over the past 28 years, they have distributed more than 1.7 million winter coats.

Its president, Lou Giordano, said it’s not the first time the business has given back to the community.

“One hand helping another is the way we operate at Croton Auto Park,” he said.

Among the charitable organizations and community groups or events that Giordano said the business supports are Croton Cub Scout Pack 28’s Annual Pinewood Derby; Croton Recreation and Parks; Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger; Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill (C.H.O.P.); The Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism (F.E.C.A.) and Support Connection.

Giordano said he was also proud that the business has partnered with Arc of Westchester for nearly 10 years. The organization, he said, has been connecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the Westchester employment community since 1949.

Croton Auto Park is “dedicated to creating a diverse and caring workplace,” he added.

For more information about New York Cares, or its coat drive, click here.

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