The community-based initiative Cash for Coats was launched this week to help collect funds to purchase new winter items for Albany school children in need. Donations are being accepted through November 1.
Presented by the City of Albany, the Albany Devils, Lodge’s Department Store and Burke Companies, this year’s Cash for Coats Drive will take place at the Devils’ home opener hockey game at the Times Union Center on Saturday, October 15 at 5:00 PM Ticketholders are encouraged to make cash donations of any size at the game. 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 game is available at www.thealbanydevils.com
Monetary donations may also be made at:
Albany City Hall (24 Eagle Street, Albany)
Lodge’s Department Store (75 N. Pearl Street)
Downtown Albany Business Improvement District office (21 Lodge Street)
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center (25 Quackenbush Square)
Checks can be delivered to any of the above locations or mailed. Make checks payable to Cash for Coats/Lodge’s Department Store and send to: Cash for Coats, City Hall, Room 402, Albany, NY 12207
Lodge’s offers a significant discount on any items purchased for the Cash for Coats Drive, maximizing the impact of each cash donation. Since the program began, Cash for Coats has distributed tens of thousands of new winter clothing items to children.