Kindness walls bringing extra warmth to the needy
Updated: 2016-02-04 07:30
By HUO YAN/QI XIN(China Daily)
A student volunteer helps an old woman try on a jacket donated by local resident in Liuzhou city, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 30, 2016. [Photo by Qing Yaolin/China Daily]
Initiative springs up after a South African started pop-up store to help people give and receive
In Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, clothes, shoes and spare household items are hanging on a pink wall.
Everything on the "Wall of Kindness" is free to those who need it, giving the city's homeless and impoverished residents a chance to dress themselves in warm clothes amid the recent cold.
The charitable initiative is the brainchild of Hong Jing, a local newspaper columnist, who estimates that the wall has helped nearly 100 people since it was launched with just three bags of spare clothes on Jan 30.
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