Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The 3 Square Appeal.

I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly. Therefore I've decided to launch this 3 square appeal. I am asking everyone especially during the season of goodwill even though it's a very busy time, PLEASE spare a thought for the Children of the Syrian refugees and if you could knit just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great.
There are 13 refugee camps in Turkey and soon to be 3 more, the number of Syrian refugees here at the moment stands at 137,000 and almost half that number are children. The temperatures in that region are at the moment around 10 degrees C during the day and down to around 3 deg C night time but this is just the start of the winter and temperatures will soon drop and snow is forecast.

 Please if you could just knit or crochet 3 x 8inch squares, pop them in an envelope and send them to the address at the bottom of this page, we will sew them together to make blankets and a child with nothing will get a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!

We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets. 
You can also find us at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn

Please Help If You Can!
'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
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4


  1. Hi Diane, noticed the Facebook link on KAS Snippets at knitasquare.com. Is there an expiry date on the 3 square challenge? Between now and the 25th I'd be hard pressed to do them but right afterwards I'm free and clear. The refugee crisis in Turkey has been on my mind and I'm happy to help there if I can. By the way, sending more than 3 squares is okay too? love, Jeanne

    1. What about hats? Should we tuck a few in as well?

  2. Hi Jeanne, No there is no expiry date at the moment as unfortunately this situations looks like it will continue for some time. Oh YES more than 3 squares is ok :) and hats would be lovely too! Thank you so much!

  3. Dianne I tried to make a Paypal donation to your site but when I pressed the 10.00 amount (meaning $10.00) in the donation totals column it comes up as 10:00 instead and PayPal rightly says that's an invalid amount. Any chance of correcting this? I'd happily donate but it seems there is a glitch! Love, Jeanne (KASer)

    1. Hi Jeanne I think it should be ok now, when you enter try 10,00 not 10.00 Let me know if there are any problems. Thank you so much. Dianne x