Thursday, November 10, 2016

Red Scarf Project

Time to root through your stash for red, burgundy, cherry or russet yarn! Even though we're gearing up for holiday knitting and crocheting, let's take some time to help out the Foster Care to Success Organization. They are collecting red scarves for their project! Years ago, my friend, Photographer, Gale Zucker told me about this wonderful group. Gale photographed the models for the advertisement below. I thought this would be a good time to think about others and help out this community of deserving students.
From the website:  We launched a unique initiative to warm the hearts (and necks) of college-bound foster youth. We began taking donations of handmade red scarves to put into our Valentine's Day Care Packages for young adults who have left the foster care system.
Here are the scarf guidelines.
Photos by Gale Zucker

It's easy. All you need to do is knit or crochet a soft red scarf, 5-8 inches wide and about 60 inches long. A uni-sex style is best...not too lacy or frilly. Include washing instructions and maybe a note of encouragement to the student. Remember, the scarf does not have to be solid red. It can be a shade of red (burgundy, cherry, russet, stripes with red, etc.)
Mail the scarf or scarves to: 
Foster Care to Success
Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive, Suite 130
Sterling, VA  20166

The Organization only collects scarves from September 1st through December 15th because of storage limitations. You have over one month to complete your scarf! If you can't decide on a pattern, there are a few suggested patterns on the website. 
I seem to have TONS of reddish yarn in my stash. Pictured are a few of the scarves I've donated in the past. Get going! You'll feel good and so will the student! It's a win-win project!
If you live near me, give me your scarf by December 10th and I'll mail it for you!

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