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.

 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

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 (279 Central Avenue)

•             Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau (25 Quackenbush Square)

•             Downtown Albany Business Improvement District Office (21 Lodge Street)


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.

Call (518) 434-2032 for more information.



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About Us

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.



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

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