Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blankets for 2 New Syrian Refugee Camps In Turkey.


Syrian refugee camp in Turkey (Reuters)

Turkey is building two camps along its far southeastern border with Syria to house a growing number of refugees from Syrian minority groups, mainly Assyrian Christians as well as ethnic Kurds. More 250,000 Syrians fleeing civil war in their homeland have registered in Turkey, most of whom stay in 17 camps along the 900-km (560-mile) border, although the total number of refugees is closer to 400,000. The two tented camps, to be completed in less than a month, are being built in Midyat, a town in southeastern Mardin province some 50 km from the Syrian border. One camp with a capacity of 2,500 people will house mainly Assyrian Christians as well as refugees from other Christian denominations. The other camp will have a capacity of 3,000 and would house any Syrian Kurds fleeing the violence. We have been asked if we could help out with supplying blankets.


Can you help us? with just three 8inch squares. Any spare wool you have can be knitted, crocheted or woven into eight inch squares and then we'll stitch them all together into a blanket. No waste and a child with nothing gets a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!
I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly which is why we are asking for just 3 squares ( ofcourse we'll also accept more). If you could knit or chrochet just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great!


It really will make a difference to a child's life!

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



Help us make a difference today!


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
                    Kuşadası
                    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