International Solidarity….. are not just words but ACTION. One cannot expect every justice minded person to put their lives on hold (and risk) and board the next mercy ship to Gaza. To even expect this of people is totally unrealistic. There are family commitments, work or school responsibilities, umpteen situations….

BUT…. that does not mean you cannot help.

Back in the 60s, people were faced with similar situations…. how to help the  beleaguered victims of US aggression in Vietnam. Not everyone was in the same position as a Jane Fonda, who was able to physically go there to offer her support and solidarity.

BUT…. there were thousands of others who involved themselves in knitting projects…. ‘Blankets for Vietnam’…. These blankets not only warmed the cold children of the nation, but warmed their spirits as well. The feeling that somebody out there cares gave them the inspiration to fight on to their final victory.

A similar movement is under way to help the children of Gaza. Read the following to see how you can get involved…. Be a part of the victory!

Read and support the efforts of THESE wonderful people…..

Hats off to Gaza!

We are a group of caring knitters and crocheters all over the globe who want nothing more than to help these underprivileged children. Everyone deserves to be warm!



  1. um Ahmad said,

    November 26, 2009 at 19:03

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for mentioning our effort on your blog! May all of Palestine be free from the oppression they now live under and return to place their keys once again in the locks of their own homes.

  2. Dena Shunra said,

    November 26, 2009 at 20:39

    Thanks for the mention – as one of the knitters in this project (five of my hats have already landed in the collection box, more as time goes on) it is heartening to know that our effort is noticed.

    Here’s hoping some heads are warmer with this effort – and some hearts, too.

  3. November 26, 2009 at 21:29

    What a wonderful thing ;o)

  4. Paul Mills said,

    November 27, 2009 at 03:28

    A fabulous thing indeed.

  5. linda said,

    November 27, 2009 at 11:25

    Thanks so much for featuring us here. I am also another knitter and write for the blog, keeper of hats, Girl Friday in general for the group. I was so happy to tell our volunteers about this featured post. Can’t thank you enough.

  6. desertpeace said,

    November 27, 2009 at 11:49

    Linda, your wonderful work for the people of Gaza is more than enough thanks.

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