The humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries is at critical levels.1.6 million Syrians are now seeking shelter outside their homeland. Over half of them are children.
The number of registered refugees has increased 17-fold in the past year and the 2 millionth refugee is expected to flee this summer.
'LILY' with the help of our knitters and crocheters worldwide have so far provided warm, comforting, handmade blankets for 6,214 refugee children here in Turkey.
But the crisis is growing and we must reach more children. We urgently need your support to continue our vital work.
Our blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the wold. They provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to 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.
Please consider making a square or two, 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. We get together every week to sew the squares together into blankets so that a child with nothing gets a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!
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Help us make a difference today!