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Friday, September 15, 2006

Red Scarf Project

Imagine being in college with no support from home. With no other home period. I can't. That's why this Red Scarf Project at the Orphan Foundation of America inspires me. Included in a Valentine's Day care package to an orphan in college could be our hand-knit or hand-crocheted red scarves. Due to limited storage space they are only accepting donations in January, so we have plenty of time. Here are the guidelines from their website:

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

Also check out Norma's blog set up to get the word out. Thanks to the Keyboard Biologist for the heads up.