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What material should my scarf be?
Any material. It should be soft. Machine washable is a plus, but it doesn't need to be. Care instructions attached to the scarf would be a nice idea. Look, Mel has designed some very cool ones here. They would also like you to put a label or note attached to the scarf saying who it is from (it can be first name only, if you wish) and what city you are from. That adds a nice personal touch. Consult the website www.orphan.org and the document here for further details. Please click on that link at the word "here" in the previous sentence to read the guidelines for the program.
Can I crochet the scarf?
Yes, of course.
Can I make a lace scarf that is pink or lavender instead of red?
Yes, you may, if you feel you must. However, the project is BIG, with many volunteers all trying to pack things into boxes with care in a limited time frame. I suspect things go in boxes and the labels go on afterwards, not making it very easy to match up girly things with girls. Put yourself in their frenzied position on boxing day. It would be a helluva lot easier for them if the scarves were of unisex designs and mostly red or other unisex colors (multi-colors are cool, too!) so they don't have to try to determine if the recipient is male or female.
What size should my scarf be?
They would like the scarves to be approximately 60 inches long (at least) and 5 to 8 inches wide, and drapey enough to wrap around the neck and be tied.
Where do I send my scarf?
Orphan Foundation of America
Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive, Unit 130
Sterling, VA 20166
DO NOT SEND IT BEFORE JANUARY 2007. They do not have space to store them all before then.