For the ninth consecutive year, 98. 7 WRKS/KISS FM is hosting a holiday coat drive. The day-long event takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Regal Cinema in Union Square.
Joining the KISS family will be some special guests, including neo-soul star Anthony Hamilton, R&B singer Carl Thomas, and newly crowned Miss Black New York, Selena Watkins.
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,” says KISS midday personality Shaila. “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.”
In the spirit of giving back, free movie passes will be handed out to all who participate in the coat drive. Anyone who donates five 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.