Sears Lends Voice, Contribution to Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Community Breakfast

Sears Associate Gospel Choir Distributes New Clothing Following Performance at Annual Legislative Conference Community Breakfast

Sears, Roebuck and Co., through its Sears American Dream Campaign, is partnering with Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) to donate more than $100,000 in new clothing to low-income families during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 34th Annual Legislative Conference. The conference is being held at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C.

The Sears Associate Gospel Choir -- which is performing at the Community Breakfast for a second year at the request of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation -- will help distribute the clothing following their performance at the September 9 Community Breakfast.

"The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation appreciates the contribution Sears is making to local families in need," said Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL). "It's nice to see a company involved in outreach within a community where it does business."

About the Sears American Dream Campaign

The Sears American Dream Campaign is a multi-year, $100 million commitment to strengthen families, homes and communities. From helping low- and moderate-income homeowners nationwide outfit and maintain their homes to assisting victims of natural disasters to providing thousands of children with new apparel, the Sears American Dream Campaign is making a meaningful difference in communities across the nation.

For more information about the Sears American Dream Campaign, visit the campaign Web site at .

About K.I.D.S.

Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) has donation programs set up across the country and provided $33 million worth of children's products to more than two million kids in 2003. K.I.D.S., Inc. is a national charity that distributes donated juvenile products, clothes, toys, shoes, beds, books, art supplies and other children's products to non-profit agencies. These agencies work with children living in poverty stricken communities, homeless shelters, hospitals, AIDS clinics and relief organizations within the United States and abroad. Throughout its existence, K.I.D.S. has donated more than $313 million worth of new merchandise to children in need.

About Sears

Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. With revenues in 2003 of $41.1 billion, the company offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,300 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the U.S. and Canada, including approximately 870 full-line stores and 1,100 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through,, and specialty catalogs. Sears is the only retailer where consumers can find each of the Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End brands together -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the largest provider of product repair services with more than 14 million service calls made annually.

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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