Thursday, May 9, 2013

Help 'LILY' Provide A Little Comfort For Syrian Children

Worsening battles between government forces and rebels are forcing more and more people to flee each day. The youngest refugees have been born in exile. Every day, over 125 Syrian babies enter the world as refugees. 17% of Syrian refugees have not reached their fifth birthday. 36% are less than 12 years old. 48% are younger than 18. Children are arriving cold and fearful, with only the clothes on their backs.
Some are injured and most are visibly traumatised. As the conflict lingers, these young Syrians are at risk of becoming a lost generation. The average refugee has already spent 107 nights in exile. Hopes of returning home anytime soon are slim.
Can you help us provide a little comfort for these
Help us send a message of concern and hope!

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 ( of course we'll also accept more). If you could knit or crochet 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.
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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

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
Jordan, 11941