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Thursday, October 11, 2012

'Thoughtful Thursday' 'LILY'- Love In the Language of Yarn.

It's just 7 months since we started 'LILY' - Love In the Language of Yarn We provide hand knit and crocheted items for children mainly orphans but any child in need.

Our first assignment is to help provide blankets for the Syrian refugees in Turkey.
As we are a small and new organisation we set a target of 100 blankets and put out a plea for knit or crocheted  8inch squares which will then be sewn together to form blankets. The response has been awesome! We soon met the target and upped it to 250 and in a short time we busted that target too! Todate we have sent 1,292 blankets to enough to give every refugee child in Two camps a blanket and we have another 704 blankets completed and over 2,000 squares, almost enough to supply a third camp. Thankyou! 

But please remember there are now over 10,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey, 60% of these are women and children, and very soon the weather will change and it will be cold!

For our second assignment we  teamed up with several non profit organisations in Turkey helping to raise awareness of premature births, and asked to help provide knitted garments for several neonatal intensive care units in Aydin, Izmir and Bodrum again the response was awesome! We recently payed our second visit to 3 NICU hospital wards and took 20 layettes to each hospital and again we have recieved further donations of 24 hats, 15 cardigans, 36 pairs of booties and 28 baby blankets. Thankyou so much you are awesome ! but please carry on :)

Our third assignment is that we are  working alongside the Humanitarian Relief Foundation and at this time they have 2175 orphans in their care here in Turkey. Next week I will be visiting an orphanage in Kayseri, Turkey with a group of volunteers. The orphange is home to 115 children at the moment. We asked for help knitting and crocheting hats, scaves and gloves for these orphans, again we were bowled over by the response and at the moment we have 110 sets to help keep these children warm in the winter months. Thankyou! We are just a couple short.

A Big Thankyou!  to everyone who has helped and please can we have loads more.....! 

Your help is really appreciated.

Email dbjones5559@hotmail.co.uk for the postal address. You can also find us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/LilyLoveInTheLanguageOfYarn

'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey,Uk, Austrailia, US and Germany 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.