WBLS Because We Care is the charitable arm of WBLS 107.5 FM where we are dedicated to giving back to the community in which we serve.  Since 1971 WBLS has maintained a commitment to charitable causes and organizations.  Because We Care will support not for profit organizations throughout the New York City Metropolitan area.  The new initiative will focus on, but won’t be limited to five key areas:

 

  1. Social Responsibility
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Educational Initiatives
  4. Career Empowerment
  5. Arts

 

Social Responsibility

WBLS will focus on issues that affect the communities within the New York City Metropolitan area.  We will seek to address topics such as homelessness, anti-bullying – including in the social media landscape – street violence and more.

 

Health & Fitness

WBLS will seek to engage our listeners in ways that improve their quality of life via better health & fitness.  We will strive to partner with organizations to supply our listeners with health activities and fitness tips through health fairs, health classes and community walks and runs. We want to encourage people starting young to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Educational initiatives

WBLS will strive to form partnerships with educational based organizations, covering issues facing our youth. Help ranging from test preparation, college admissions, scholarships and stay in school programs. Because We Care will ensure an example is set to our youth through leadership empowerment programs.

 

Career Empowerment

WBLS understands that the economic landscape can have an impact on everybody, and maintaining a career is essential and rewarding.  We will seek to partner with organizations that provide help with resume writing, skill assessment and job training for those retuning to the workforce.

 

Arts

WBLS will seek to partner with various arts organizations that provide free outlets for those living within the NYC Metropolitan area to encourage creative thinking, education and more for youth around the city.

 

Would you like the WBLS Because We Care team to come to your community event?

 

Please send an email to communityevents@wbls.com on your company letterhead following the guidelines below:

 

COMMUNITY EVENT GUIDELINES

 

  1. 1. Should be a non-profit organization, community based organization or church organization with a 501(c) 3 designation

  2. 2. Please supply the purpose of the event complete on organization letterhead with: Date of event, time of event, location, and contact person on the day of event (important!) And the requirements of WBLS if we are able to attend
     
  3. 3. Any request should be made a minimum of 60 days prior to the date of event.  This allows the station time to check availability.
     
  4. 4. The event should be FREE to the public.
     
  5. 5. WBLS on-site participation is not guaranteed.
     
  6. 6. Please allow us 30 days to reply to your request.