Red Scarf Project Blog

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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September 13, 2006



Hi there!
I just read about this project while blog-hopping, and was wondering if you have to be American to participate? I live in Canada, and am not aware of any particular program like this for Canadians. I think it's a wonderful program, and would very much like to participate. Is U.S. citizenship a requirement?

Adelle Tilton

We are, even as we speak, putting together a Nebraska "team" - the blog for that is and will have a button soon (I fervently hope). And I am participating on my individual Knitmodo blog as well! This is wonderful!!

If you are in Nebraska - join us!! Email me at adelle (at) knitmodo (dot) com

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