LCH partners with auto dealers CARing for Kids Foundation to bring warmth to kids

Left to right back row- Phil DeColli, Ben Delaney, Neal Pistiner, Chuck DeSantis
Left to Right front row- Christa Nelson, Clark Davis, Amanda Blevins, Craig Reichert, Stuart Lustgarten, Khaled Malik, Kate Wickersham

LCH Health and Community Services distributed more than 300 coats with the help of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation celebrated its 15th Annual New Coat Program.

“Our patients are our priority here at LCH.  We know that it takes a network of people and partners to bring accessible care to our community.  We are excited to partner with our friends at Concordville Subaru and Nissan to bring new coats to our pediatric patients in need”, said Dr. Paula Brenn, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician at LCH.

A record 58,239 brand-new winter coats will be distributed this fall through the one-of-a-kind effort to children in need who reside in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. LCH served the children of southern Chester County this past Thursday, Nov. 3, bringing warmth and comfort for the coming winter.

“This is our fifteenth year of fundraising and giving”, said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. “It’s also our fifteenth year of experiencing pure joy when a kid gets to pick their very favorite color coat and keep it; of working with some of the best community partners around to give families in need one less thing to worry about; and most importantly, of our dealers leading an effort that pulls an entire community together for the greater good”.

Approximately 180 local auto dealers located throughout the five-county region of Greater Philadelphia are teaming up for this year’s New Coat Program. A new winter coat remains one of the most requested items via local service agencies. All the new coats generated through this program are distributed through a network of more than 350 nearby social services agencies, YMCAs, homeless shelters, school districts and more. This distribution process ensures that the coats get onto the backs of the children who need them most.

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