1000 Stitches for Syria aims to engage Canadians in making one item in yarn (such as a hat, neck warmer, or mittens) to be distributed locally to incoming Syrians over the winter months. 25,000 Syrians are arriving in Canada during the coldest months of our year. The gift of yarn will not only help keep these individuals warm but will act as a warm welcoming gesture. We also ask that each item donated include a short note welcoming the refugees to Canada. It is not a great deal, but sometimes smaller gestures can mean a lot.