NEW YORK, Dec 20, 2010 / — Weatherproof®, a leading apparel manufacturer, is pleased to announce that Ed Koch, beloved former New York City Mayor, will officially endorse this year’s “Coats for Clunkers” event.

Mr. Koch will make an in-person appearance at the coat drive on Tuesday, December 21st from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Amtrak Pavilion at Penn Station. Mr. Koch will greet coat donors and thank them for their generosity as well as be available for photo opportunities and press interviews.

“Weatherproof® and New York Cares continued commitment to the city’s needy is something to be admired,” said Mr. Koch. “I am honored to be a part of a program that encourages New Yorkers to give back this holiday season by giving the gift of warmth to the less fortunate.”

The Coats for Clunkers program benefiting New York Cares coat drive will take place on December 20-22, from 7:30 – 9:30 am, at the Amtrak Pavilion and LIRR Concourse at Penn Station.

A $100 coupon will be given for every gently used coat dropped off; this coupon can be redeemed towards the purchase of a stylish new men’s or women’s Weatherproof® coat on