Monday, August 5, 2013

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal!

We have been asked if we can provide 2,000 blankets for the children in a Syrian refugee camp near Adana, Turkey. We hope to be able to send the blankets by the end of September when the weather will start to become a lot cooler especially at night when you are living in a tent. So far we only have 110 blankets towards our target.


If everyone reading this could knit or crochet just 3 squares we would reach our goal easily. 

Every Tuesday  a dedicated team of 'LILY' supporters get together to sew the squares into blankets, while others take squares home to sew.  These blankets  provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to the Syrian refugee children who have been made 
homeless by war and will send a message of concern and hope. Your participation is important in sending this message of hope, the thought that someone cares, that this beautiful, handmade blanket was created especially for them. It doesn't really matter what it looks like: even the most basic knitted blanket patterns will yield perfect results – a smile.

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! (mark the package 'Knitting For Charity - No Commercial Value').
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!

'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