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 12, 2007



Think he's single? >:-) What?

Thank you so much for sharing with us, The Norma. It's a wonderful reminder about why we do what we do, and how I need to start collecting red yarn.



Awesome. Pure Awesome. :D


Oh, Norma! Look at the faces! They are wonderful! Handsome and beautiful and so full of happiness and promise! I could look at photos like these all day long.


I hope my kiddo gets in touch with me. I'd love to meet the recipient! They all look so happy. So cool.

mary lou

No, it's not my contacts, those are real tears....


Aww, that is so sweet. Thanks for sharing some photos. That really makes it worth it.


why isn't my comment posting??


Oh, those smiles do it for me. ; )


Thank you so much for posting those pictures! Its just so wonderful seeing the fruitage of our labor, making a kid happy more than we can ever know.


Thank you for posting the pictures!
Love seeing those young, happy faces!!


why isn't my comment posting??


They're all just so darn cute!


There was a nice story in the Buffalo (NY) News today.


I can't wait to see more pix! I'm sad, though, because I didn't include my contact info. I thought about it but then worried the recipients might feel pressured into contacting me, etc. I guess I worry too much! In the end, I just hope whoever gets them, enjoys them.


Thanks for sharing. I still think about whoever it was that got my red scarf an hope they are doing well!

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