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
You gotta love stats. Through my stats I sleuthed and found the first Red Scarf (of which I am aware) completed. Way to go, Ann, who goes very quietly through the cornfields! Don't be shy, people. Step right up and proudly tell us about your completed scarves! Thank you, Ann.
I still don't have time to fiddle with the buttons -- my apologies. But I have made a category called "Buttons -Come Here!" which conveniently links to the post with the buttons. Look under "Categories" on the left sidebar. Thanks, and knit red scarves!
Scout made this one. She's
also custom-dyeing some of her hand painted yarn for the project. There'll be a giveaway,
but you'll have to promise to use it for the project. Fair enough? I
think so. Thanks, Scout!
Go ahead, take one. You know you wanna. Remember the button
etiquette as above, right? And when I finally get the Red Scarf blog
up, if you'd link your buttons to it, it'd be appreciated.