Saturday, March 17, 2012

Knit for Syrian Refugees

The number of Syrian fleeing violence to Turkey has reached 16 thousand.  The Red Crescent has already sent additional truckloads of tents and logistical support to the region to accommodate the new refugees. 

The Red Crescent currently operates seven camps in Hatay. There is another 10,000-person camp under construction in Kilis, composed of containers where people will have kitchens, bathrooms, and toilets in the unit. Healthcare and all the basic needs -- including food three times a day -- are provided. 

You can help too by helping 'Lily' Love In the Language of Yarn send blankets to help keep the refugees warm and add a little comfort.

We are a newly formed non profit organisation and at the moment a small group of knitters. Our goal is to send 100 blankets to the Humanitarian Relief Foundation to be given to Syrian refugees.
Can you spare a little of you time to knit or crochet an 8inch square or maybe two or three? In most countries you can send up to three squares for the same cost as one,3 squares should be accepted as a standard international letter rate.

 So that we can acknowledge receipt of the squares, write your name and return address on the back of the envelope or include a note in your parcel. Email for the postal address. You can also find us on Facebook.

'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.
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