2019 Cash for Coats Drive kicks off

2019 Cash for Coats Drive kicks off


Funds collected provide winter clothes for Albany school children

The City of Albany has launched the 2019 Cash for Coats drive, a community-based initiative that collects funds to purchase new winter clothing items for Albany school children in need. 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.

Cash or check donations can be made during October events at the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton Avenue) or their box office, where ticketholders are encouraged to make cash donations of any size. Donation boxes are also located at:

  • Downtown Albany BID office (21 Lodge Street)
  • Discover Albany (25 Quackenbush Square)
  • Albany City Hall (24 Eagle Street)
  • B Lodge & Co department store (75 N Pearl Street)
  • Central Avenue BID (279 Central Avenue)

To donate via mail, make checks payable to Cash for Coats/Lodge's Department Store and mail to: 

Cash for Coats
City Hall, Room 402
Albany, NY 12207

Donations can also be made online here