14 November 2019 10:32
Today marks World Kindness Day, encouraging people to spread compassion and give back. With the winter approaching, one New York City nonprofit is making sure local women stay warm and look their best. Bottomless Closet helps them reenter the workforce across the five boroughs. "We provide them with outfitting for their job interviews and also for when they start that new job. We help revamp their resumes and we also do job interview prep for them," Alison Zaccone told CBSN New York.
"So we try to arm them with everything they possibly need to be go in there and get that job – and that includes winter coats. It's freezing out, as you may have noticed." Click here for how you can help. WATCH: New York Cares, NYPD Launch Annual Coat Drive New York Cares is also launching its annual coat drive. It kicked off this morning at the Island School on East Houston Street. "Let's say you need money for food and stuff.
If you need to use your money to get coats for your children, you're not going to have the money to feed them correctly. That's why things I like things like this that help our parents save money," said 11-year-old recipient Rahima Kone. Outgoing NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill was there representing the department, which has partnered with New York Cares for 31 years. "New Yorkers can all participate. They can do to any police precinct, any transit district or any housing PSA 24 hours a day, seven days a week and drop off a coat," he said. "Look how happy these kids are, and they need to be warm when they come to school." The coat drive runs through Dec. 31. Click here for more information. 'When words are both true and kind, they can change the world,' said the Buddha. This World Kindness Day spread some kindness to all, share some heart touching inspiring quotes to everyone around you. Sophocles has rightly said 'Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.' No act of Kindness is ever wasted. As everyone over here is fighting their own battle. Spread some heart touching words to people around you, it will give them the courage to face the circumstances boldly. Happy World Kindness Day 2019 to all! "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." -William Arthur Ward "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." -Lao Tzu "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." -Princess Diana "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." -Ralph Waldo Emerson "The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." -William Wordsworth "You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force." -Publilius Syrus "What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" -Jean-Jacques Rousseau "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." -Dalai Lama "Many men fail because they do not see the importance of being kind and courteous to the men under them. Kindness to everybody always pays for itself. And, besides, it is a pleasure to be kind." -Charles M. Schwab "I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way." -Lady Gaga "Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness." -George Sand READ | National Education Day 2019: Some famous quotes by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad ALSO READ | Happy World Students' Day 2019: Some memorable quotes of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam