Sweden. Wall of Kindness


A “Wall of Kindness” has recently appeared in Sweden.

Free-standing “walls” with pegs attached have been set up on the snowy streets of Uppsala where you can take–or else leave as gifts–items such as jackets, scarves, hats, sweaters and anything else that can be used as a defense against the region’s rigid winter weather. This initiative, designed to foster solidarity among the “haves” and the “have nots,” is springing up in different cities around the world, encouraging people to donate things they no longer use to less fortunate people. The slogan of the Uppsala initiative is: Take a coat if you’re cold. Leave a coat if you don’t use it anymore.

One of the first “Walls of Kindness” appeared in Iran in 2015.