Friday, August 8, 2014

Bread For Syria

Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images


The denial of bread - has become a weapon of war!
Bakeries providing a lifeline to communities have become a regular target for air strikes. On a recent food drop our drivers and helpers found that most bakeries were damaged, while others have been forced to close down due to lack of supplies. At bakeries that have continued to operate, families queue up for hours in the hope of purchasing even a single bag of bread, and frequently return home empty-handed.
With the support of a group of Turkish business men in Istanbul we will start to repair a bakery in Syria. We hope to be able to supply bread to 3 villages, providing bread for around 1,400 families.

A family-sized pack of bread containing 8 large pieces, will be sold for approximately 15p per pack to help cover costs. For those who cannot afford this, it will be provided free of charge.The bread will be directly delivered by our team to the Syrian people, which will help to avoid the long queues that may otherwise draw attention from overhead aircraft.
The purchase of flour will constitute the greatest recurring cost associated with running the bakery and we need your support to ensure that we will be able to provide a regular supply of bread, and as the situation worsens and the demand for food grows and we are hope to meet the needs of as many as we can possibly reach with your support.


A donation of:
• £450 (755 USD) will buy an entire day’s supply of flour and provide bread for 3,000 families - in effect, a whole community.
• £150 (250 USD) will buy a tonne of flour and provide bread for 1,000 families.
• £5  (9 USD) will provide a family with bread for a month.


We need your support to ensure that we are able to provide this lifeline!


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'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey and around the world, 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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Knit/Crochet to Help Syrian Premature Babies.




Premature birth is an issue facing women of Syria that gets greater by the day.The number of premature babies born in Syria has skyrocketed from 19% of all births in 2011 to 45% in 2013. It is a difficult struggle for any mother, but through the war due to the added stress placed upon mothers, babies are often born extremely prematurely.
As soon as they are born, babies in Syria are facing an imminent death. Premature babies are dying in their incubators as a result of frequent electricity cuts. In one area, five newborns died this way in one day, according to a recent report. Newborn babies have to be kept warm but the unpredictability of power and as the cold winter months arrive it is more difficult to guarantee such conditions. That's why we ask you knit/crochet small hats, booties, cardigans and blankets to help give these premature babies a chance of survival.




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
Kuşadasi
Aydin 
Turkey.

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.