The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or Orphan.org, collects scarves to send in Valentine's Day care packages to college students who have aged out of foster care. These brave young people are going it on their own and trying to improve their lives and the community by attending college. The care packages are welcome tokens of encouragement to young people who otherwise receive little to no mail.
Your scarf should be soft (any material), unisex design, and approximately 60 inches long by 5 to 8 inches wide. Machine washable is a plus, but it is not absolutely necessary.
Mail it to:
Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
..but not until September 1, 2009-December, 2009.
Please read all the info in this blog. Most of your questions will be answered here.
Also, please check out the Red Scarf Ravelry group.
If you still have questions that remain unanswered, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen has finished this scarf, of her own design (pattern to come soon to Kristen's blog), and her son modeled it with his bass. Way, way cool. I loved the up-close shot, so that's the one I chose for here. Go see her blog for other shots.
And my dear friend Vicki finished a multidirectional scarf in Mango Moon recycled silk yarn, and guess what? She got her gorgeous daughter to model it. The bar for fun and beautiful modeled shots is being raised higher every day, folks! Do YOU get as much of a charge out of perusing the Gallery of Finished Scarves as I do?
has featured the Red Scarf Project in her podcast. This is the link she sent me:
Sadly, I cannot make the link work and cannot listen to it with Firefox or Internet Explorer. It says the site is unavailable. Strangely enough, I was able to get to the site through AOL, but was still not able to listen. Kelli tells me it can be accessed through iTunes, but I'm a bit unsophisticated about iTunes and have not tried to locate it there yet.
But I know that many of my readers are much more iPod and iTunes savvy than I, so I wanted to put that link up for your enjoyment. Go and have a listen if you can, and send me your thoughts. And if you've come here through the podcast, welcome!
Sunday seems to be a big red scarf day, and I'm NOT COMPLAINING!!!
Babette did a cool scarf that is sure to be loved. Her camera thinks it's pink, but it's not! She's got another one in the planning stages. It'll be a regular Babette's Feast around here. Oh, groannnnn, I'm sorry.