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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February 04, 2007



Thank you, Norma, for all your work spreading the word about this great project and for maintaining this blog!


I look forward to participating again next year!! Thank you for hosting Norma! You did a great job!


Thanks so much for all your efforts for this project! I have had so much fun doing my first charity knitalong with you all and I'll definitely look forward to it next year too! :o)

Mary T.

I am looking forward to participating next year as well. I found your site a bit too late to contribute this year but I love the whole idea! When do you start up again for 2008?

 Ann Gaspari

I'm so excited because you posted my pictures! I had so much fun doing this. I used up a bunch of stash yarn, too. I hope the Orphan Foundation wants to do this again next year, because I'll get my knitting group to join me. Thanks so much, Norma.

Barbara Polsley

How do I get the photos I have of the scarves I sent into the gallery??

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