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Kmart® Sears and Shop Your Way® Team Up with New York’s WLIB and WBLS To Sponsor Radio Personality Liz Black’s 5th Annual Coat Drive


This year, Kmart®, Sears ® and Shop Your Way® have all teamed up with Stellar Award-winning syndicated radio personality, Liz Black, and New York City’s powerhouse urban radio stations, WBLS 107.5 FM and WLIB 1190 AM, to sponsor Black’s 5th annual family coat drive.

The holidays are the perfect time to support the family coat drive,” says Thomas Song, Director of Partnerships for Sears. ” We are excited to support Liz and sponsor her cause along with WBLS and WLIB. We are pleased to help those in need by using Sears and Kmart stores in the five boroughs and Yonkers to collect new or gently worn coats. For the public’s convenience, our stores have a terrific selection of coats for men, women and children if members of the community need to purchase a coat for this worthy cause.”


“The need is greater than ever,” says. Black. “I’m happy that the community can come together and help those who can’t afford coats, so that they can stay warm during the winter.” Black will be doing live-remotes promoting the coat drives @ 1-4 PM at these Sears locations:

December 1st – 2307 Beverley Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226

-The Songs of Solomon Choir will perform live.

December 8th – 2307 Beverley Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226 
-There will be a fashion show and a performance from Group Fire, a dynamic contemporary gospel group.


December 15th – 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY 10704

-There will be a fashion show, as well as, holiday music performances from Group Fire, and singer Bryan Andrew Wilson, who is known for Billboard Magazine Gospel Airplay chart hits such as “Turning Away” and his No. 1 smash, “Overflow.”


Black will close the coat drive with an invitation-only concert for the homeless and convalescent at First Corinthians Baptist Church on Monday, November 17th at 7 PM. The church is located at 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York, NY 10026. The event will feature spiritual soul singer, Bryan Andrew Wilson; the contemporary quartet, Group Fire; the Songs of Solomon Inspirational Ensemble, and spoken word artist, FriiStyle Gahspol. After the show, each one of the invited guests will pick out a coat to take with them.   

A former model and actress, Liz Black is the host of American Urban Radio Network’s (AURN) syndicated program, “Inspirations with Liz Black,” which airs in the New York tri-state area on WLIB 1190 AM between 10 AM – 3 PM weekdays. Black also hosts “Sunday Praise” on WBLS. She won the Stellar Gospel Music Award for Radio Personality of the Year Award in 2018.

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