So, how do we get started? It’s simple. Here’s a list of steps to follow:
1. Knit an item.
All you have to do is knit/crochet/quilt/sew an item for a Syrian refugee. This can be a sweater, blanket, hat, mittens, anything warm. Please look through the Patterns page for ideas.
2. Write a handwritten note.
This note is very important. It communicates to the Syrian refugees that they are not alone, and that there are people in the U.S. that are thinking about them and trying to help. The note should be short and heart-felt. Please visit the Written Note Page for English to Arabic translations and short phrases.
3. Mail the item to this address:
Mail the item to the collection box in Concord, Massachusetts, where the items will be organized and then given to the Karam Foundation, who will transport them overseas and distribute them to Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey. If you would like to learn more about where and to whom you are sending your knitted goods, please visit the Info Page.
4. Spread the word!
Tell your knitting groups, friends, and family. Give a flyer (click here) to your local knitting store. The more items sent over to Syrian refugees, the better.