The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
Early in 2003, the Board of Directors of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP), producer of the Philadelphia Auto Show, voted to formalize its charitable efforts by establishing the Auto Dealers CARing For Kids Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has made more than $5.3 million in grants to local children’s charities. This sum includes a $2 million, six-year pledge to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the funds from which were used to support the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Patient Welcome Center in the Richard D. Wood Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center and to benefit a dozen departments within the Hospital. Together, the ADAGP and the Foundation have made annual contributions to the Hospital for the past quarter of a century that total more than $5.4 million.
In addition to its generosity to the Hospital, the Foundation began its Driving Away the Cold program in 2008. With support from 175 local new car dealerships, this program has warmed the hearts of 140,252 local children in need with the gift of a new winter coat.
For more information, please visit caringforkids.com.