Calgary’s 1300 Stitches for Syria

Hello and Welcome!

Today the federal government announced that Canada will welcome 3000 refugees from Syria by the end of February 2016.  Calgary will become home to 1,300 of them.

Calgary is a city of great generosity and compassion and as a result we will have the opportunity to show our new neighbors from Syria the great things that make this city of ours such an incredible place to call home.

As promised in yesterdays post, I’ve got some details to share with you, however,  I’m still waiting on one piece of information before being able to publish the groups Facebook page. (It’s ready to go once I get that!)

 I would like to point out that you don’t have to be living in Calgary to help or donate to this cause. We will gratefully accept any and all donations that meet the criteria as outlined below.

 Here’s how you can help:

SHARE: Awareness is key in the success of our efforts. Help share word of our organization with your family, friends and colleagues. Share this post and once our Facebook page is up, please feel free to share it and to invite people to “Like” it.

DONATE: Help by donating one or more of the items we’re collecting. Please note these items MUST BE NEW due to health restrictions.

We also ask that you ensure the items you donate are suitable for our cold winter.

 We will be accepting donations of the following items in sizes from infant to adult:

  • Mitts
  • Gloves
  • Toques
  • Scarves
  • Cowls

 Please make sure your donations meet the following criteria;

  1. All items must be void of any possibly offensive religious or political graphics, phrases and or comments.
  2.  Please include the suggested care of your donation. (ie. hand wash in cold water, machine washable etc.)
  3. Please include the fiber content of the item you’re donating.  In the event of wool and wool allergies this is critical information.
  4. Please place the donated item(s) in a clear Ziploc bag (one per hat,  pair of mitts etc.)  to protect them while also allowing the contents to be visible for easy handling and distribution.

 Please Note: If you would like to include a brief message or welcome message for the recipient of your donation please feel free to do so. Each family will be working with a translator.

Where to send or drop off your donations:

 At this time your donations can be dropped off at;

In the North:

My Knitting Room
3630 Brentwood Rd NW #232 C, Calgary, AB T2L 1K8
PH: (403) 288-1959

The Loop . . . for yarn
1978 Kensington Rd NW
(403) 457-3020

In the South East

Stash
1309 9th Avenue SE
(403) 457-0766

In the South West:

Pudding Yarn
1516 6 St SW
(403) 244-2996

You  can also contact me here if you require a mailing address or  drop-off in the far NW, or you can contact Chantal for a drop-off location in Renfrew.

 So that’s the details for now. Please contact me with any questions you may have.

With Gratitude,

 Bev

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