Zara Noor Abbas has an easy way for people to donate their old sweaters to the homeless

Updated 06 Jan, 2022 02:33pm

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Got a bunch of old sweaters lying somewhere in your closet? It's time to put them to good use.

Photo: Zara Noor Abbas/Instagram
Photo: Zara Noor Abbas/Instagram

Actor Zara Noor Abbas has highlighted a great way of donating your old sweaters this winter season, something that is easy enough for anyone to follow and share some warmth with those who aren't as fortunate when it comes to warm clothes, heaters or shelter.

The actor shared a message on her Instagram Story on Wednesday, purportedly originally by the deputy commissioner of Lahore, which highlighted an easy way to pass on an old sweater to someone who needs it against the blistering cold. The message was originally intended for Lahoris but Abbas — eager for Karachiites to take heed — hid the word 'Lahore' by typing 'Karachi' over it in two instances.

"Here is an idea I went through and really liked," read the message. "While going out, try keeping an old sweater with you in your bag and if you see a needy person shivering from the cold, you can just give [the sweater] to them."

Abbas shared the message with a "Let's do this", urging her followers to do some good.

The actor isn't the only celebrity who's advocating donating warm clothes in winters. Activist Shaniera Akram recently donated warm clothes to the homeless in the hopes of inspiring others to follow suit.

Take a cue from your favourite celebrities! Given the mercury drop in Karachi these days, it's important we make a little effort to share warm clothes with those who really need them. Let's take out those old sweaters lying around our houses and put to them to good use.