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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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September 05, 2006




I finished the knitting part of my first scarf. I'm just feeling lazy about the weaving. However, I am working on scarf #2 already.


Yeah!!! I have one done (not photographed yet), finished last night, one almost done (need 1/2 skein of yarn to finish cast off and fringe) and a third that I hope to finish tonight. I'm so glad others are on fire about this too.

Emily G

I'm almost done with my scarf - 48" long to date in a 2*2 rib & red Nature Wool Chunky (yes, I missed the bit about mashine washable). I hope to finish it by the end of the week.


I have a red scarf from earlier this year that I was too late to send in. The picture is here:

Sara Kirby

I would like to join, How do I go about doing this?


I'd also like to join -

Also, I have free scarf pattern on my blog that I'd love to offer up for folks to try - I even knit it in red! Maybe a list of links to free scarf patterns would be helpful to those doing this project....?

Emily G

Done! One scarf down...

Pics at my blog.

Thanks Norma, for introducing me to the Red Scarf Project.


I am blushing....thanks for the nod. It's the first, but not the last for this worthwhile project!

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