Thursday, November 09, 2006

One Red Scarf Project

Love to knit, crochet or know someone who does?

Orphan Foundation of America’s
Red Scarf Project

Send warmth and encouragement to America’s college-bound foster youth. OFA needs thousands of handmade scarves to put in our Valentine Care Packages to these parentless youth attending college on their own. Your handiwork will truly be the personal touch in these packages and bring students the encouragement they need to move forward and graduate to a brighter future. For over 25 years, OFA has provided funding and family-like support to foster youth in transition.

2007 Scarf Guidelines:

  • Size: approximately 60” long and 5” to 8” wide. Scarves should be long enough to be wrapped around the neck with tails long enough to be tied in the front.
  • Style: Think unisex collegiate. Fringe optional. Should drape, tie easily and be soft.
  • Color: Red! This could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, multicolor hues including red. Other unisex colors, including black, navy, gray, teal, olive or gold, are also welcome.
  • Finished & tagged: Yarn ends securely sewn in. For the personal touch, attach a tag saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation, if any. Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, and gift cards/burger bucks/book of stamps.

Thank you! Your scarf may be the first handmade gift a young man or woman has ever received. Your efforts will truly be appreciated!

Mail to (January Only):

Orphan Foundation of America
Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive, Unit 130
Sterling, VA 20166

Scarves are accepted throughout the month of January ONLY
due to limited/temporary storage capacity.

Go to Orphan Foundation of America-Red Scarf Project
to see more information, as well as a scarf pattern by Lily Chin.

Here is the book where I found the project - full of great ideas!

(click on image to be directed to

I'll keep bumping this post until the holiday season is over.
Peace be with you and yours!
Don't forget to check out Kimo & Sabi's blog.
They also support knitting for peace (blog link in sidebar).

1 comment:

CynCyn said...

Hello! I found you through kitty cat blogs (Kimo and Sabe are adorable, btw) and noticed you also knit. Add to that... therapist? we have lots in common!d