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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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January 10, 2007


Chris Nielsen

Amy's story did a great job of summing up my reasons for participating in the Red Scarf project. I was a student at a small college in upstate NY and I remember both the effects of mail from home and the disappointment of those who rarely received mail.

I think the fact that a scarf is a tangible, transportable, shareable (is that a word?), long-lasting statement of caring is what appeals to me about the project. The fact that it can envelop the recipient like a hug is also a joyous thought for me.

Chris Nielsen


This is SO inspiring!! The heart and attitude of giving is wonderful!!


Love it. My scarf=32" and counting. The red yarn is a great antidote to the leaving-London blues. I keep stealing time away from my obligation knitting to do the scarf!


That's awesome. When people see me knitting my red scarf (yes, I'm still working on it ... argh ... but it will be done, I promise!), they ask me about it and I am glad to tell them about this project. Upon hearing about it they always have such a positive reaction -- and really, how could you not?!

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