‘Walls of Love’ gives community opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ to homeless, those in need

'Wall of Love' gives community opportunity to give back to homeless

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Hanging on a wall in uptown Charlotte are donations, a way for the community to “pay it forward.”

The idea, the goal, is to help the homeless and those in need.

Hanging on a wall, in plastic bags, at the corner of E. Seventh and N. College streets are hygienic items and basic necessities people need in their everyday lives.

It’s called the “Walls of Love.”

“Walls of Love builds walls of items including things such as hygiene products, non-perishable food, gloves, socks, etc. to support people in a judgement-free and safe space,” its website says.

The sign on the wall says:

  • Please take what you need
  • Leave the rest for others
  • Pay it forward when you can

The “Wall of Love” has been extended to other cities across the country.

For more on the “Wall of Love,” visit wallsoflove.com.

As of Sunday, more than 210,000 items have been donated nationwide.

You can also check “Walls of Love” on Instagram: walls_of_love; Facebook: Walls of Love; Twitter: @wallsoflove.”

“The mission is simple but powerful, spread love in the community to support those in need without stigma,” the website said.

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