Tuesday, October 14, 2014

City of Albany Launches 2014 Cash for Coats Drive

In partnership with the Albany Devils, Lodge’s Department Store, Burke Companies and the Albany School District, the drive collects cash donations to purchase new winter clothing items for Albany kids in need

Albany, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and program partners announced details for the 2014 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 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 18. Ticketholders are encouraged to make cash donations of any size at the game. Ticket information is available atwww.thealbanydevils.com.

Monetary donations may also be made at Albany City Hall (24 Eagle Street, Albany), Lodge’s Department Store (75 N. Pearl Street), the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District Office (40 N. Pearl Street) the Central Avenue Business Improvement District Office (176 Central Avenue) untilNovember 1. Lodge’s offers a significant discount on any items purchased for the Cash for Coats Drive, maximizing the impact of each cash donation.

Now in its eighth year, the Cash for Coats Drive has distributed tens of thousands of new winter clothing items to Albany schoolchildren.
The Cash for Coats Drive is sponsored by the Albany Devils, Lodge’s Department Store and Burke Companies. Additional partners include Albany Broadcasting, the Downtown Albany BID and the Central Avenue BID.

For more information on Cash for Coats, visit www.albanyevents.org or call 518.434.2032.

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