Sunday, March 2, 2014

Please Don't Forget Syria's Children!

Since the beginning of the conflict which is now entering it's third year, children have been the forgotten victims of Syria's horrific war. Today, over 5 million children are in need of assistance, including over 1 million children who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. These children are at risk of becoming a "lost generation" and cannot be ignored.
Help us to keep these children warm, bring them a little comfort and show them we care. When families flee their homes, they bring almost nothing with them. So far we have provided the Syrian children living as refugees in Turkey and Syria with 8,170 blankets. Our blankets are lovingly sewn together by Team LILY from squares made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different countries around the world.

Please consider making a square or two today with any spare yarn you may have.

Every square is a hug from someone who cares!

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, weave in any ends but please leave a tail at the end to help us sew the squares together. 
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
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.