Of late, I have read about how people put up clothes and shoes at "street stores" or "hanging walls". Although the initial idea is to help the homeless get something warm or nice to wear, just about anyone can take the items.
The same goes for the "fridge" concept that has been going around. These "fridges" are placed outside a restaurant or at a social area, and the concept is similar in the sense anyone can take the items.
Sort of like the "post-it notes on the wall put-it-forward concept".
I like the idea because it makes it easier for us give to those who need it without them feeling like they have to ask for it. In all actuality, it would be extra nice if there is a physical outlet, a convenience store, kiosk or mobile cart of some sort that can store all these items. So instead of picking things off the street, wall or fridge, people can enter the store at any given time and take a variety of things.
The mind occasionally drifts off to a seemingly far-fetched reality. Hopefully, it is not that far-fetched.
Back to reality, Carefugees are having a charity bazaar at Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) this coming 16 and 17 April 2016. There is a huge community of refugees in Klang Valley and if you would like to support them in any way but you are not sure on what can be done well, this is a start.
For more info, kindly visit their Facebook page: Carefugees
No one asks to be a refugee.
12.44pm, Malaysian Time