(Photo: Mark Isfield Memorial Page)
Everyone loves a great tea cozy, but if you are crafty with a set of knitting needles, you can provide an even more comforting gift for a young refugee by knitting them an Izzy Doll.
The Izzy Doll has been a symbol of Canadian peacekeeping for the past 20 years, with the RCMP taking 800 to Haiti last year, according to the Ottawa Citizen.
But this year, with the government taking in thousands of Syrian refugees, there is a great need for the dolls in Canada.
Shirley O’Connell, grandmother of nine and RCMP window, is urging Canadians to pull out their knitting needles and get to work on making the comfort items for the weary families.
“I’m hoping that the attention will cause a lot more knitters to be aware that these innocent children are coming into our country and they’ve been sort of bumped around from place to place, and these little dolls will bring them comfort,” O’Connell told the Citizen.
“It always brings smiles on the faces of children andRead More »from For the first time, Izzy Dolls knit in Canada will stay in Canada