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November 13, 2017

Media Advisory     
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017                                                      
Contact:  Ryan Murray                                                     
City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs 
518.434.5415 / 

Who: Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan and Cash for Coats program partners Jack & Mark Yonally of Lodge’s Department Store, Burke Companies CEO Tom Burke, & City School District of Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams.

Where: North Albany Academy (570 North Pearl Street, Albany NY) 

When: Tuesday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m.
What: Mayor Sheehan and program sponsors will distribute new winter items collected through the 2017 Cash for Coats Drive to North Albany Academy students in need. Cash donations were collected throughout the month of October to benefit the drive, which has distributed tens of thousands of brand new coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to Albany children since 2007. A total of more than 740 coats and nearly 3,000 hats/gloves/scarves will be given out to City School District of Albany elementary school children at four different schools on Tuesday. 


Chartered in 1686, the City of Albany is the oldest continuously chartered city in the United States, and has been the State Capital since 1797. Although the City is the seat of State Government and a thriving center of education, culture and commerce, its real spirit lies in its diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. In January 2014 Kathy M. Sheehan became the City’s 75th Mayor.