Come and watch an inspiring documentary video over tea, coffee, and light refreshments, while learning about a grassroots charity with considerable social impact.
Square Hugs is the amazing story of Dianne Jones, a British expat living in Kuşadası, who started a nonprofit charity called “Lily” - Love in the Language of Yarn, to support destitute Syrian refugees.
The video was filmed, photographed, and produced by IWI members Linda Caldwell and Katherine Baker to help support ‘Lily’. Linda and Katherine will introduce the documentary and conduct a question and answer session afterwards.
‘Lily’ – Love in the Language of Yarn is a nonprofit charity with the primary objective to provide blankets for Syrian refugee children in camps in Turkey. ‘Lily’ also gives winter warmers to orphanages throughout Turkey, and when possible helps to re-home Syrian families, taking them off the streets, and out of squats and camps. 'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey and abroad, through donation of funds, as well as yarn, knitting and crocheting, and transportation of completed blankets. 'Lily' has no paid employees. All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
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