Sunday, June 15, 2014

Helping Syrian Children


ZEITOUNA is a Mentorship Program for Displaced Syrian Children – a creative therapy and physical wellness program designed to inspire and heal the youngest victims of the Syrian humanitarian crisis: the children. WITH OVER 2.5 MILLION REFUGEES and 6 million internally displaced persons, Syria is now the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime. While the brutal living conditions of displacement severely affect all Syrians, the children are the ones to bear the highest trauma of war: lost homes, lost security, lost communities, lost educations. These factors threaten to culminate in lost futures of an entire generation.
ZEITOUNA, counters these traumatic factors by rebuilding bonds between mentor and child, rekindling inspiration and creativity, restoring confidence, and reclaiming the innocence of childhood. The program was born out of three simple concepts:
  • EVERY child deserves to play.
  • EVERY child deserves a mentor.
  • EVERY child deserves to be inspired.
Starting SUMMER 2014 we (LILY- Love In the Language of Yarn)will partner the Karam Foundation, working specifically with the Zeitouna program for Syrian refugee children in the Salam School in Reyhanli, Turkey. This third Zeitouna mission will be lead by over 30 MENTORS traveling from around the world, including: Ireland, England, Brazil, and the United States and will serve over 800 at-risk Syrian children who have been denied access to school for over one year. At this time we are collecting supplies for the school (pens, pencils, crayons, note books, drawing paper, etc) and will send our first shipment off on 25th June.


We ask that when you are sending your parcels of knitting/crocheting you include a couple of pens etc. I realise that this may bump up the price of postage, therefore another option is to donate funds and we will buy supplies locally (here in Turkey) and post a photograph of items bought on our Facebook page.




 Children fleeing Syria and displaced inside Syria urgently need our help!



Help us make a difference today!



'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
 Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.

Mark the parcels - 'Small packet, knitting for charity, No commercial value'

and keep weight to 2 kg (4.4 pounds) or under. On the customs declaration please keep value to  a minimum amount.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Please Don't Forget Syria's Children!


Since the beginning of the conflict which is now entering it's third year, children have been the forgotten victims of Syria's horrific war. Today, over 5 million children are in need of assistance, including over 1 million children who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. These children are at risk of becoming a "lost generation" and cannot be ignored.
Help us to keep these children warm, bring them a little comfort and show them we care. When families flee their homes, they bring almost nothing with them. So far we have provided the Syrian children living as refugees in Turkey and Syria with 8,170 blankets. Our blankets are lovingly sewn together by Team LILY from squares made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the world.
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Please consider making a square or two today with any spare yarn you may have.

Every square is a hug from someone who cares!


Squares Needed: 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) Knitted or Crocheted or woven. (we will make good use of any size but 8'' is best)
Any Design, Any Colour, but Straight Edge please, weave in any ends but please leave a tail at the end to help us sew the squares together. 
Acrylic if possible (or whatever you have in your stash!) 
When sending squares could you please enclose: 
Your Name & Your e-mail address so I can let you know I've received them.




 Children fleeing Syria and displaced inside Syria urgently need our help!

Help us make a difference today!



'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
 Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.
The address to send squares to Jordan is 
'LILY' C/O  A Mencke
P.O. Box  2842
Jubeiha
Jordan, 11941
Mark the parcels - 'Small packet, knitting for charity, No commercial value'

and keep weight to 2 kg (4.4 pounds) or under. On the customs declaration please keep value to  a minimum amount.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Syrian Children Need Our Help to Keep Warm!


Winter conditions make it harder for Syrians to live in their country, cities have been bombed and there are even children who have died of cold. It is estimated that 300,000 refugees will be living in refugee camps in 2014, with a further 1.2 million elsewhere in Turkey. Turkey currently hosts approximately 700,000 refugees. “It is so hard to keep the children warm and dry in the winter, we have no heating, we have just a few blankets and these clothes we are wearing,” said one young mother as she cuddled her three young children tightly to her.
photos by the Free Syrian press
 Help us to keep these children warm, bring them a little comfort and show them we care.
Please consider making a square or two today. Any spare wool you have can be knitted / crocheted / woven into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. Our blankets are lovingly sewn together from squares made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the world.

Every square is a hug from someone who cares!




Squares Needed: 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) Knitted or Crocheted or woven. (we will make good use of any size but 8'' is best)
Any Design, Any Colour, but Straight Edge please, weave in any ends but please leave a tail at the end to help us sew the squares together. 
Acrylic if possible (or whatever you have in your stash!) 
When sending squares could you please enclose: 
Your Name & Your e-mail address so I can let you know I've received them.






Refugees fleeing Syria urgently need our help. 

Help us make a difference today!


'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.
We now also have a  branch in Jordan, the address to send squares to Jordan is 
'LILY' C/O  A Mencke
P.O. Box  2842
Jubeiha
Jordan, 11941
Mark the parcels - 'Small packet, knitting for charity, No commercial value'

and keep weight to 2 kg (4.4 pounds) or under. On the customs declaration please keep value to  a minimum amount.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Help Us Keep The Syrian Children Warm.



The conflict in Syria is a children’s crisis and one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies in the world. More than 4 million children inside Syria and around the region are directly affected. They have lost their homes and friends, and many live in makeshift shelters. They have lost their schools. They have lost access to basic services, from water to health care. Many are traumatized by the violence they have witnessed.
More than 1 million Syrian children have now fled the violence in their homeland. Refugee children are staying in camps or with host communities in neighboring countries. Inside Syria, an estimated 2 million children have been forced to leave their homes and are now displaced. With winter approaching, we at 'LILY' are focusing on planning and preparation of winterisation aid. Refugees living in sub-standard shelters and at high altitudes are particularly vulnerable. Help us to keep these children warm, bring them a little comfort and show them we care.
Please consider making a square or two today. Any spare wool you have can be knitted / crocheted / woven into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. Our blankets are lovingly sewn together from squares made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the world.




Squares Needed: 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) Knitted or Crocheted or woven. (we will make good use of any size but 8'' is best)
Any Design, Any Colour, but Straight Edge please. 
Acrylic if possible (or whatever you have in your stash!) 
When sending squares could you please enclose: 
Your Name & Your e-mail address so I can let you know I've received them.





Children fleeing Syria and displaced inside Syria urgently need our help. 

Help us make a difference today!




'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
 Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.
We now also have a  branch in Jordan, the address to send squares to Jordan is 
'LILY' C/O  A Mencke
P.O. Box  2842
Jubeiha
Jordan, 11941
Mark the parcels - 'Small packet, knitting for charity, No commercial value'

and keep weight to 2 kg (4.4 pounds) or under. On the customs declaration please keep value to  a minimum amount.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Donate Socks Day


Syrian children who can not sleep in tents at night due to the cold weather can be seen with their thin clothes and no shoes or socks.
A Syrian child was seen trying to explain that he felt cold by pointing to his feet and head, he spoke in Arabic saying all he wanted was a knitted cap and a pair of socks.Wearing a slipper on one foot and an old shoe on the other, he looks forward to the day when he can have a cap and a pair of socks or shoes that are the same.

Refugees fleeing Syria urgently need our help. 

Help us make a difference today!

'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
  Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Help The Children Of Syria Keep Warm This Winter!



The escalating violence in Syria is having catastrophic consequences on the country's children and families. More than 4 million children are now affected by the brutal conflict, which is entering its third year. Within Syria, 3.1 million children are at risk and the situation within the country is rapidly deteriorating as the war crushes Syria's infrastructure. Power cuts and supply shortages are creating a critical situation for 600,000 people in Damascus and its outlying districts.The refugee camps in the countries bordering Syria are overflowing and there are now more than one million child refugees. For the children of Syria, what's at stake isn't politics; it's their future. When the fighting ends, will these children be healthy, educated and strong enough to rebuild their lives? You can help us to keep the children warm!
Please consider making a square or two today. Any spare wool you have can be knitted / crocheted / woven into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. Our blankets are lovingly sewn together from squares made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the wold.




Squares Needed: 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) Knitted or Crocheted or woven. (we will make good use of any size but 8'' is best)
Any Design, Any Colour, but Straight Edge please. 
Acrylic if possible (or whatever you have in your stash!) 
When sending squares could you please enclose: 
Your Name & Your e-mail address so I can let you know I've received them.





Refugees fleeing Syria urgently need our help. 

Help us make a difference today!




'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.
We now also have a  branch in Jordan, the address to send squares to Jordan is 
'LILY' C/O  A Mencke
P.O. Box  2842
Jubeiha
Jordan, 11941

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Send A Hug To Syria's Children

"Living God, our world is broken-hearted by the atrocity of chemical weapons being used in Syria, killing children, women, and men indiscriminately. And our hearts grieve no less for the many tens of thousands killed and millions displaced by the civil war there. We pray for peace, God of peace: not just the cessation of conflict, but a new day of reconciliation, civility, and collaboration for the common good ... in the Middle East, and around the world'' ( extract from a prayer for peace in Syria by )

As we join many people around the world in a day of praying for peace in Syria.
Send a hug to a Syrian child and help keep children warm during cold and wet Turkish winters,by knitting/crocheting/weaving 8 inch squares. We will then sew the squares together to make blankets for the Syrian refugee children. It will also let them know that they have not been forgotten - they are loved and cared for.

Every square is a hug from someone who cares!


Please consider making a square or two today. Any spare wool you have can be knitted / crocheted / woven into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. Our blankets are lovingly sewn together from squares made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the wold.

Squares Needed: 8” x 8” (20 cm x 20 cm) Knitted or Crocheted or woven. (we will make good use of any size but 8'' is best)
Any Design, Any Colour, but Straight Edge please. 
Acrylic if possible (or whatever you have in your stash!) 
When sending squares could you please enclose: 
Your Name & Your e-mail address so I can let you know I've received them.




Refugees fleeing Syria urgently need our help. 

Help us make a difference today!


'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.
We now also have a  branch in Jordan, the address to send squares to Jordan is 
'LILY' C/O  A Mencke
P.O. Box  2842
Jubeiha
Jordan, 11941