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What is the Red Scarf Project?

  • The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or, 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

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When and Where Should I Mail My Scarves

  • Please mail packages in January 2007 (NOT before, due to space considerations). Mail to: Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project 21351 Gentry Drive, Unit 130 Sterling, VA 20166
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August 25, 2006



I designed a scarf for the red scarf project last year. Folks can link to it at
I'll try to update it with pics, but til then, one pic is at


Has anyone used Lily Chin's pattern (from the Word doc)? I'm afraid I'm not reading the pattern correctly, and I'd love to hear someone else's feedback on the pattern and how it's supposed to look. Thanks!


Is this an on-going project ? When is the ending date ?


not sure how I found out about the red scarf project but am anziously awaiting my red yarn delivery from Knit Picks!

Raphael Guay

I just learned about this project a couple of days ago so it's too late for me to make a scarf. I really want to participate though as I was a military kid far away from home when I went to college and always longed for care packages! Could you tell me if you plan to do this project again next year so that I could knit a scarf or two this year to save for next January?

Thanks much!



Hi, I've knitted 2 scarves and would like to upload them. But I can't find your email address.

Sandra Joubert

Is this done every year? We (a group of ladies from our Shawl Ministry at our church) just found out about it and don't have but a couple made. Can we be making scarves during the year and then mail them to you for next January?


I read somewhere in one of the comments that we can send scarf up to the end of the month AKA Monday?
Just want to verify that is true.
Great project.

Caroline Eid

I finished another scarf today...are you still accepting them or shall I hold it to next year?


This is such a fantastic project - is it an annual event? I know you are just catching your breath from this years successful adventure, but any information about the continuation of the project would be fantastic!


I've got a box of 25 scarves here that I'd love to be able to send. I missed the cut-off date due to illness and snow, but I'd love to send them next January along with more that I can make by then. Will there be another ingathering of scarves in January 2008? I'd love to know so I can begin making more! Thanks!


i am ready to sign up
just waiting for you and norma to tell me when
we all did surprise you did we not


September 2007

What are the dates to send scarves
for this year? I have read
confusing dates--last one I saw
was that they were to be sent
before October 15, 2007 for the
2008 Valentine's Day project???

elizabeth a airhart

my box of scarfs went
out today september 14 2007
i am truly enjoy being part
hello to every one
thee are a good group

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