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The City of Albany Launches 2017 Cash for Coats Drive

September 18, 2017

For Immediate Release                                        

Albany, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and program partners announced details for the 2017 Cash for Coats Drive, a community-based initiative designed to collect funds to purchase new winter clothing items for Albany school children in need. Presented by the City of Albany, The Palace Theatre, and Lodge’s Department Store, this year’s Cash for Coats Drive will take place at these special events being held at The Palace Theatre. 
Ron White - Oct 7
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Oct 23
Lewis Black - Nov 3
Old Dominion - Nov 4
Ticketholders are encouraged to make cash donations of any size at the events. Representatives from the City of Albany and the Albany Tulip Queen & Court will be on hand with more information on the program. Ticket information for the events are available at
Monetary donations may also be made:
Online- by visiting our website.  
In Person-by visiting any of our convenient drop off locations: 
  • Albany City Hall (24 Eagle Street, Albany) 
  • Lodge’s Department Store (75 N. Pearl Street) 
  • Central Ave Business Improvement District (176 Central Avenue)
  • Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau (25 Quackenbush Square) 
  • Downtown Albany Business Improvement District Office (21 Lodge Street) 
  • Department of Recreation (7 Hoffman Avenue)
  • Youth Opportunity Office (382 Clinton Avenue)
Via mail- make checks payable to Cash for Coats/Lodge’s Department Store and send to:
Cash for Coats
City Hall, Room 402
Albany, NY 12207
Over the years, the Cash for Coats program has distributed tens of thousands of new winter clothing items to Albany schoolchildren. Lodge’s offers a significant discount on any items purchased for the Cash for Coats Drive, maximizing the impact of each cash donation.

The Cash for Coats Drive is sponsored by The Palace Theatre and Lodge’s Department Store. Additional partners include City School District of Albany, Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams, Albany Police Athletic League, Albany Department of Recreation, Youth and Workforce Services, Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Central Ave BID and the Downtown Albany BID.
For more information on Cash for Coats, visit

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