This week for Thoughtful Thursday I am re posting the 3 square appeal. The temperatures are dropping here in Turkey. I know how cold I feel and I have my home and possessions, I dread to think how the Syrian refugees living in tents and no belongings feel.
I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly. Therefore I've decided to launch this 3 square appeal. I am asking everyone especially during the season of goodwill even though it's a very busy time, PLEASE spare a thought for the Children of the Syrian refugees and if you could knit just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn't be too great.
There are 13 refugee camps in Turkey and soon to be 3 more, the number of Syrian refugees here at the moment stands at 137,000 and almost half that number are children. The temperatures in that region are at the moment around 10 degrees C during the day and down to around 3 deg C night time but this is just the start of the winter and temperatures will soon drop and snow is forecast.
Please if you could just knit or crochet 3 x 8inch squares, pop them in an envelope and send them to the address at the bottom of this page, we will sew them together to make blankets and a child with nothing will get a warm and colourful, cover for their bed!
We work with reputable, experienced relief agencies to securely transport and distribute our hand-knit and crocheted blankets.
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