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.

For the last 12 years, the City of Albany and its partners have proudly facilitated the purchase and distribution of over 8,000 NEW, quality winter coats and tens of thousands of new winter accessories to Albany’s children in need. Last year garnered the initiative’s largest amount of monetary donations from committed corporate sponsors and private donors. With the challenges we face this year we need your help more than ever.  


Donations to the Cash for Coats drive are made possible by United Way! Here's how you can contribute toward the purchase of winter clothing: 


• Donating online  

• Text Coats20 to 41444 

• Watch and donate during the Cash for Coats Stream Series on the AlbanyNYEvents Facebook page Girl Blue performing on 10/1 at 6pm! 

• Mailing in a check to Albany City Hall Room 402 24 Eagle Street Albany NY 12207



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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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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