|In honour of the 25 000 tuques movement, I created a new phrase. We have a gaggle of geese, a pod of whales, and a school of fish. Now, we have a family of toques.|
Knitters all over Canada knit for charity year round, and it's gratifying to get out and see just how much kindness and giving resides in knitters.
Today, I received word of another knitting initiative for Syrian refugees. Kind Canada Genereux has started a campaign to make scarves for the refugees. You can register on their website, http://www.kindcanada.org/scarves-for-refugees/.
Of course, you can also support other groups with regard to the Syrian refugees, such as 25 000 tuques, of which I belong to the GTA Knits chapter, 1000 Stitches for Syria, and Lifeline Syria. This blog post is merely to bring awareness to those who want to help.
Whenever I speak about GTA Knits, I note to the audience that the Syrian knitting effort is there to provide a handmade welcome to people who have lived under very unwelcome circumstances for several years now. It is not intended to detract from other campaigns that a knitting group might have, rather it is an immediate, and hopefully temporary initiative.
While it is temporary, it has been an incredible feat of organization, one that I hope will continue and go on to help other Canadian charities once this need is over.