Baramulla: The ‘Wall of Kindness’ – a charitable initiative for donating clothes to needy and poor – has reached north Kashmir’s Sopore town.
It reached Kashmir last week and received applause from people on social media. Behind the initiative was the Kashmir chapter of WhoisHussian, a charitable organisation inspired by Hazrat Hussain (RA) and spread in several countries.
The charity wall was introduced in Iran and from there reached Pakistan and several other countries. In Kashmir, it surfaced on The Bund in Srinagar.
On the wall, people can keep clothes apart from other articles for the needy, who can pick them up without having to move from door-to-door.
Eyewitness said that a group of volunteers brought clothes including jackets, shoes and other wearable items and put them on hangers attached on the wall at Untoo Hamam area of Sopore town.
They wrote on the wall that these clothes are free for needy and poor people.
“As soon as clothes were hanged on the wall, several people covered their faces and reached the spot to take the garments,” the eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader adding that in the meantime, many others including youth, women and children also reached the spot with their old clothes and put them on the wall.
“It is good idea to help those who cannot afford buying clothes but also don’t beg. Such needy people can come forward. For the last two days, dozens of people came here and took the clothes,” Zubair Ahmad Dar, a volunteer, said.
Another youth said, “People nowadays have numerous unused clothes at home. We appeal them to come forward and donate those. In fact, one should donate whatever they like including rice and other food.”