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
Maia has completed two new beautiful and creative scarves. She knit them in the round with steeks that are then used for the fringe. I vote for her scarf using Cascade 220 and Sari Silk as the best use of Sari Silk EVER.
Even better, she has written up the pattern and posted it here. (that's a pdf. She also has a link in her sidebar.) Lovely, Maia!
Mary Anne from British Columbia has completed a gorgeous red scarf. Go visit her blog here, and while you're there, just take a gander at all the hat-and-scarf sets she's done for the Dulaan Project, beautifully and lovingly tied together with ribbons. It made me cry -- it truly did.
Next up in the Red Scarf Parade is Maia, who knitted a real beauty and posted the beautiful pattern (it's a pdf) she designed just for the Red Scarf Project. Wonderful!
And Cookie is an over-achiever. She's completed yet another lovely shown here.