Community

A long history of community involvement

Automobile dealers are the pillars of their local communities when it comes to supporting charities and our goal is to combine their local community giving with the power and backing of the car companies they represent to expand the impact of their philanthropy,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association.

500,000 MASKS DONATED & DELIVERED

At the beginning of the COVID crises the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association donated and delivered 500,000 masks when personal protective equipment was in desperately short supply to dozens of area senior centers, community nonprofits, apartment buildings, nursing homes and other groups in need.

$100,000 DONATED TO UKRAINIAN RELIEF FUND

To assist in helping the victims of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association has donated $100,000 to the International American Red Cross to support their efforts.  The funds will be used to assist both in Ukraine and in countries that are taking in refugees such as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Lithuania where Red Cross volunteers are supporting displaced Ukrainians.

DEALERS RAISE $90,000 FOR WARM COATS FOR KIDS

This winter GNYADA members across greater New York came together to provide brand-new winter coats for children in need. In partnership with Operation Warm, participating dealers raised an astounding $90,000 dollars to purchase and distribute new winter coats for New Yorkers in need. Almost 100,000 coats have been donated since GNYADA started the program over the past few years.

$1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Through events like the Annual GNYADA Golf Outing local franchised new car dealers have raised more than $1 million to provide scholarships to promising automotive technician students pursuing their education in automotive technology.  GNYADA is committed to investing in the development of the next generation of automobile dealership service technicians.

COVID TESTING SITE

Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in New York City, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association’s opened its doors to become a local area testing site at its headquarters in Whitestone.  

Like so many small businesses, local franchised new car dealers and their employees, have faced many issues these past two years but they continue to put their local communities first and this testing site is another example of that tradition,” said Mark Schienberg, GNYADA president.