Cash for Coats

The Cash for Coats Drive is a community event collecting funds toward the purchase of NEW winter items for Albany kids in need.


Mayor Kathy Sheehan and program partners announce 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 here:

 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.


Call (518) 434-2032 for more information.



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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.


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The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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