( New York , NY ) — 8.7 KISS FM, New York‘s Best Variety of Classic Soul and Today’s R&B, kicks off the holiday season in partnership with New York Cares for the 9th Annual KISS Cares Coat Drive on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Union Square’s Regal Cinema in Manhattan. This year, alongside the entire KISS Family, special celebrity guests including neo-soul star, Anthony Hamilton, R&B crooner, Carl Thomas, Essence Magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief, Constance White, the newly crowned Miss Black New York 2012, Selena Watkins, Hip-hop legends Treach from Naughty by Nature, Kwame, Grand Master Caz and many more will be joining hand in hand to share the warmth and will reach back to help those in need in the community make it through the winter.
Annually, KISS FM invites the New York Tri-state area to reach in to their hearts and closets and donate gently used, or new coats that will help thousands of New Yorkers stay warm during the winter season. “Every December, I get to see the generous spirit of New York come alive. It warms my spirit to see the faces of those who receive the gift from a city that has opened their closets and hearts and give so freely”¦it’s amazing,” says KISS FM‘s Mid-day personality Shaila.
In the spirit of giving back, donators will receive free movie passes and giveaways and anyone that donates 5 or more coats will get a chance to walk away with $100 to get their holiday started. EZ Pawn Corp., one of the sponsors for the 9th Annual KISS Cares Coat Drive , will also match 25 cents to every coat donated to benefit the KISS Cares Foundation.
For the last nine years, 98.7 KISS FM has been kicking off New York Cares’ month long coat drive with an exciting, interactive day for the entire family. For more information about the 9th Annual KISS Cares Coat Drive , log on to www.987KISSFM.com.