Thursday, October 17, 2013

Help Us Keep The Syrian Children Warm.

The conflict in Syria is a children’s crisis and one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies in the world. More than 4 million children inside Syria and around the region are directly affected. They have lost their homes and friends, and many live in makeshift shelters. They have lost their schools. They have lost access to basic services, from water to health care. Many are traumatized by the violence they have witnessed.
More than 1 million Syrian children have now fled the violence in their homeland. Refugee children are staying in camps or with host communities in neighboring countries. Inside Syria, an estimated 2 million children have been forced to leave their homes and are now displaced. With winter approaching, we at 'LILY' are focusing on planning and preparation of winterisation aid. Refugees living in sub-standard shelters and at high altitudes are particularly vulnerable. Help us to keep these children warm, bring them a little comfort and show them we care.
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 world.

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.

Children fleeing Syria and displaced inside 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
Mark the parcels - 'Small packet, knitting for charity, No commercial value'

and keep weight to 2 kg (4.4 pounds) or under. On the customs declaration please keep value to  a minimum amount.