Finally, a Wall to Unite People, Not Divide Them

Saleem, Sana; Khan, Sheema
Date Written:  2016-02-13
Publisher:  Global Voices
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18697

Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. However, a new phenomenon called "walls of kindness" (Deewar-e-Meherbani) is doing just the opposite. Faced by cold weather, Iranians began outdoor charity drives for the homeless and needy by building "walls of kindness." The walls feature clothing hooks beside the phrase, "Take one if you need it. Give one if you don't." Iran's campaign to clothe the poor has developed into an international onslaught of donations, coats, hats, trousers, and warm apparel.

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