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Wool-Aid Supports Syrian Children

Wool-Aid supports children in Syria through Syria Relief in the UK, which then transports our Wool-Aid items to Turkey so they can be taken into Syria itself. Our items are sometimes distributed in the refugee camps as well. The mission of Syria Relief is to “relieve the suffering and support the future,” providing support and care to those 7.6 million internally displaced by the conflict, and helping to reduce the mass migration from Syria.

Already this winter, Wool-Aid has shipped 19 boxes containing

Hats: 1265
Vests: 146
Mittens: 113
Sweaters: 40

For future shipments, we will focus on hats (especially balaclavas), vests, and mittens, which were the items specifically requested — in sizes for children 9 to 12 years old. They have requested that items not include the color red, and we avoid sending any items that could be considered a camouflage colorway.

We continue to ship warm, woolen clothing to Syria Relief on a regular basis, as we fill boxes of vests, hats, and mittens in the appropriate sizes and colors.

2016: Wool-Aid Helps Children Around the World

In 2016, Wool-Aid is supporting children in several countries around the world, partnering with a wonderful group of recipient organizations who have staff and volunteers on the ground in each location, working to get our aid to the children who need it most.

Your lovingly crafted hats, socks, sweaters, vests, mittens, and blankets will be sent to help …

… children in Nepal who are living in temporary or substandard housing after the devastating earthquake earlier this year. Warm clothing is distributed to children of all ages by a monastery in Kathmandu.

… young monks in Nepal and India who have come to their monastery to study and train, often sent by their families as a way to keep them fed. The children range in age from four to sixteen. Appropriate colors for clothing for the young monks are red, maroon, brown, tan, and gold.

… children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, through the Dulaan Project. Many of these children live in orphanages; others are homeless and living on the streets. Wool-Aid clothing is sent in a wide range of sizes to support these children and keep them warm.

… children within Syria who have been displaced by the conflict in their own country. Wool-Aid is focused on children 9 to 12 years old, sending warm woolen hats, mittens, and vests to keep them warm. Wool-Aid items for other age groups, including clothing and blankets for infants and toddlers, will also be sent for distribution. We are working with Syria Relief, which provides care and support to these vulnerable children in hopes of curbing mass migration to refugee camps outside their own country.

… children in Afghanistan who live in orphanages in and around Kabul, or in refugee camps there. Wool-Aid is sending warm woolen clothing and blankets to keep them warm. All of our focus items are needed in Afghanistan, especially for children 5 to 12 years old. We are working with the Lamia Afghan Foundation, which has airlifted millions of tons of relief aid to people in Afghanistan since 2010.

Wool-Aid Supports Children in Syria

Wool-Aid is partnering with Syria Relief (UK) to support Syrian children who have been displaced within their own country by the conflict. There are over 12.2 million Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian aid, with over 5.1 million of these being children. About 7.6 million people have been displaced within Syria by the conflict. Syrian Relief provides care and support to these vulnerable children in hopes of curbing mass migration to refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

Syria Relief sends relief containers to Turkey, where they are taken to the Turkish/Syrian border and undergo standard freight and customs inspections before they are met by ground teams inside Syria and taken to warehouses for distribution. Syria Relief is able to reach areas that most others can’t. More often than not, these are the places with the most desperate needs.

Wool-Aid is focusing on warm woolen clothing — especially hats, mittens, and vests — for children age 9 to 12. Balaclava-style hoods/hats are especially welcome. We will also send clothing for other age groups, including clothing and blankets for infants and toddlers. Please see Wool-Aid Guidelines for more information. Shipments and distribution are managed year-round, so items sent to Wool-Aid will be sent to Syria Relief regularly, either for immediate distribution or to be stored until needed.

Mindful that Syria is a country at war, we will avoid sending items in camouflage or red colorways; representational images of people and animals are not appropriate for distribution within Syria.