Friday, May 3, 2013

If Knitters Ruled The World

If Knitters and Crocheters ruled the world I'm sure the world would be a far better place. Judging by the response of knitters and crocheters to the Syrian crisis. In march last year I put out a plea for 8 inch squares to make blankets for the Syrian children living in refugee camps in Turkey. Knitters and crocheters around the world jumped right in and squares started arriving, not only squares but hats, sweaters, socks and many other knitted and crocheted items to help bring warmth and comfort to the Syrian children who have been and are still living in such terrible conditions. Since starting we have received 274,995 squares plus 1,469 completed blankets, we've sewn the squares to make blankets for the children and so far have managed to give out 6,215 blankets and although this is absolutely fantastic it's not enough, there are 322,609 Syrian refugees in Turkey and 60 -70% of them are children.

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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'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