Friday, August 23, 2013

Knit/Crochet A Square Today For Syria's Children!

The number of registered child refugees fleeing Syria's violence has topped the 1 million mark in another grim milestone of the deepening conflict. Roughly half of all the nearly 2 million registered refugees from Syria are children, and some 740,000 of those are under the age of 11, according to the U.N. refugee and children's agencies.

Photo by UNHCR/A. Branthwaite 

This one millionth child refugee is not just another number, this is a real child ripped from home, maybe even from a family, facing horrors we can only begin to comprehend. Even after they have crossed a border to safety, they are traumatized, depressed and in need of a reason for hope. Please help LILY to send a little comfort to each Syrian child.

A hand made blanket is more than a means of warmth to a child who has nothing. It sends love, and helps provide a sense of security and comfort to a Syrian refugee child who has been made homeless by war and sends a message of concern and hope. The thought that someone cares, and that this beautiful, handmade blanket was created especially for them.

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 wold.

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. 
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
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