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. Check out Ravelry for ideas, and while you’re at it, join our group.
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. who are thinking about them and trying to help. The note should be short and heart-felt. Please visit the Write a Note page for English to Arabic translations and short phrases.
3. Mail the item to this address:
350 Revere Beach Blvd.
Revere, MA 02151
Attach a note to the knits with your contact information (preferably email, but phone or address is fine too) so Warm Hands can send you a confirmation of receipt. Mail the item to the collection location in Revere, 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.
If you would like to donate your knits to be sold and 100% of funds given to the Karam Foundation, attach a note to your items with “ATTN: Knit for Funds.” Find out more info about this endeavor on the Knit for Funds page.
4. Check your email/phone/mailbox for confirmation.
Once Warm Hands has received your knits, we will send you a confirmation and more info about where your items will be heading next.
5. Spread the word!
Tell your knitting groups, friends, and family. Give a flyer (click here) to your local knitting store. The more items sent to Syrian refugees, the better.