Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Please Help Syria's Babies!

Lack of access to food and severe malnutrition have meant that mothers have been unable to feed their babies adequately. In addition, the conflict has made orphans of tens of thousands of children, and these include countless motherless babies, who may have been left in the care of grandmothers or other relatives.



'LILY' has been regularly supplying milk to hundreds of babies in the hard-hit areas every month, giving these innocent infants a fighting chance of survival in the hostile circumstances into which they have been born. Due to the recent influx of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Turkey and living in the border area of Turkey and Syrian there has become an urgent need for baby formula milk. I would ask you all to send a pack but I'm not sure how customs would react. Therefore I am asking if you could spare a few pounds/ dollars etc. to enable us to get formula to help save these baby's lives.


£10 (16 USD) will provide a baby with a month’s supply of formula milk.

Help us make a difference today!





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'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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Food Parcels For Syrian Refugees

Called Eid el-Adha or Eid el-Kebir in Arabic, Kurban Bayramı is the most important Islamic religious festival of the year. Kurban Bayramı, which starts on 10 Zilhicce (Dhul-hijja)in the Islamic lunar Hijri calendar (4th October this year), is also the time of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca (Haj). The festival celebrates the Biblical and Kur'anic account of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son on Mount Moriah, proving Abraham's complete obedience to God. In the story, God stays Abraham's hand at the last moment and provides a ram for sacrifice instead, praising Abraham for his faithfulness.
Following this tradition, the head of each Turkish household hopes to sacrifice a sheep or other food animal on the morning of the first day of the holiday period. A lavish meal is made from the meat, friends and family are invited to feast, and the excess meat and the hide are donated to charity.
Because the main purpose of the sacrifice is charity, many Muslims—especially those living in large cities—choose to donate money rather than perform the sacrifice, a substitution allowed in Turkish Islam.

'LILY' has been handed a dontion of money to help feed the Syrian refugees. Therefore we are sending a convoy of food parcels on 3rd October to the Turkish/Syrian border where due to the recent fighting there has been a sudden influx of over 130,000 displaced Syrians many of whom are living in Mosques, factories and derelict buildings etc.


The contents of our food parcels are thoughtfully planned to meet the daily calorific requirements of 6 people, which is the size of an average Syrian family. They help to ensure that needy families receive adequate nutrition for at least a month, supplying them with the staple non-perishable items that they need to cook meals for themselves. Each parcel consists of: Dates, Figs, Flour, Rice, Sugar, Butter, Oil, Pasta, Bulgur wheat, Lentils, tinned fish, tinned tomato puree, Packet Soups, Tea and Seasonings, all purchased locally here in Turkey. We would like to raise more so that we can also send drinking water.


               With your help together we can make a difference!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Bread For Syria

Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images


The denial of bread - has become a weapon of war!
Bakeries providing a lifeline to communities have become a regular target for air strikes. On a recent food drop our drivers and helpers found that most bakeries were damaged, while others have been forced to close down due to lack of supplies. At bakeries that have continued to operate, families queue up for hours in the hope of purchasing even a single bag of bread, and frequently return home empty-handed.
With the support of a group of Turkish business men in Istanbul we will start to repair a bakery in Syria. We hope to be able to supply bread to 3 villages, providing bread for around 1,400 families.

A family-sized pack of bread containing 8 large pieces, will be sold for approximately 15p per pack to help cover costs. For those who cannot afford this, it will be provided free of charge.The bread will be directly delivered by our team to the Syrian people, which will help to avoid the long queues that may otherwise draw attention from overhead aircraft.
The purchase of flour will constitute the greatest recurring cost associated with running the bakery and we need your support to ensure that we will be able to provide a regular supply of bread, and as the situation worsens and the demand for food grows and we are hope to meet the needs of as many as we can possibly reach with your support.


A donation of:
• £450 (755 USD) will buy an entire day’s supply of flour and provide bread for 3,000 families - in effect, a whole community.
• £150 (250 USD) will buy a tonne of flour and provide bread for 1,000 families.
• £5  (9 USD) will provide a family with bread for a month.


We need your support to ensure that we are able to provide this lifeline!


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'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey and around the world, 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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Knit/Crochet to Help Syrian Premature Babies.




Premature birth is an issue facing women of Syria that gets greater by the day.The number of premature babies born in Syria has skyrocketed from 19% of all births in 2011 to 45% in 2013. It is a difficult struggle for any mother, but through the war due to the added stress placed upon mothers, babies are often born extremely prematurely.
As soon as they are born, babies in Syria are facing an imminent death. Premature babies are dying in their incubators as a result of frequent electricity cuts. In one area, five newborns died this way in one day, according to a recent report. Newborn babies have to be kept warm but the unpredictability of power and as the cold winter months arrive it is more difficult to guarantee such conditions. That's why we ask you knit/crochet small hats, booties, cardigans and blankets to help give these premature babies a chance of survival.




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, 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.