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 email@example.com
CALLING ALL COLLEGE-STUDENT KNITTERS FOR THE RED SCARF PROJECT! We need you to identify yourselves for the following:
I’m a senior at CalPolyUniversity in San Luis Obispo. I’m majoring in journalism and I’m
currently taking a class on feature writing, where we have an assignment to
come up with a news story that could possibly be published. So, I thought about
doing a feature on the rising trend of knitting among college students. Would
you have any information on how many college students are involved with the Red
Scarf Project this year?