With over 5,400 people killed by the Syrian government (back in February 2012), we tried to figure out how to get a box of our handmade hats and scarves to the Syrian protesters. For people living in a state of siege, it could mean a great deal to have a connection with others across the world, to know that strangers care about them and wish them well.
Sadly, we learned from concerned activists that, under the terrible conditions in Syria, there was no safe way to deliver our knitted items. Anyone receiving a box of solidarity gifts could have been put into grave danger. So we had to abandon the hope of delivering those gifts. Our hearts continue to go out to all the ordinary people seeking to live lives of dignity, without fear of retaliation from their government.