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Random Acts of Kindness

Last week our Managing Editor, Tonia N. Cimino wrote a heartwarming story of one woman’s random act of kindness - Grace DAgostino’s invitation to an acquaintance to share her family’s Thanksgiving dinner - thereby forging a friendship that may last a lifetime.
There are many charities that need donations of all kinds - food, volunteers, coats, warm clothing and toys - at this time of the year. As the weather gets colder, please remember the various coat drives in full swing now. The Queens Courier has written about some of the biggest this holiday, but no matter how big the drive is, it still requires you to go through your closets and select your older garments to give to those in need.
Food pantries and soup kitchens need groceries and many volunteers. Check your cupboards at home and see what non-perishables you have that you can donate, and bag them up and bring them to any city firehouse.
Consider becoming a volunteer and delivering food to the needy or cooking and serving the homeless at shelters.
At the very least, do a random act of kindness. Hold the door for someone, yield for pedestrians, think twice before blowing your horn or buy a hot cup of coffee for an outdoor worker. Random acts of kindness are free, and will make you feel better about yourself and your neighborhood too.

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