Oct 9

The City Of Albany Launches 2018 Cash For Coats Drive

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Palace Theatre Albany, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and program partners announced details for the 2018 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.

Oct 4th – Alice Cooper
Oct 7th – Dwight Yoakum
Oct 14th – Modest Mouse
Nov 3rd – Darci Lynne & Friends
Nov 8th – Amy Schumer

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 http://www.palacealbany.org/.

Monetary donations may also be made:

Online- by visiting the Cash for Coats website.

In Person-by visiting any of these convenient drop off locations:

· Palace Theatre Box Office (19 Clinton Ave., Albany)
· 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)
· Albany Parking Authority (25 Orange 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.

The Cash for Coats Drive is sponsored by the Palace Theatre, Lodge’s Department Store, Burke Companies. Additional partners include City School District of Albany, Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams, Albany Police Athletic League, Albany Parking Authority, Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Central Ave BID and the Downtown Albany BID.

For more information on Cash for Coats, visit www.albanyevents.org. 

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