Saturday, August 23, 2008

red scarf project


Decisions, decisions! I'm trying to figure out which of these scarves I should send for this year's Red Scarf Project.

For the past couple of years I've participated in the Red Scarf Project, which is run by the Orphan Foundation of America. The OFA is a wonderful organization that provides scholarships and support services to young men and women who have aged out of the foster care system and are making their way through college/university and trade school. Part of the way the OFA shows their support is by sending care packages to these students, and during the winter months, the OFA likes to include hand knit scarves made and donated by people like you and me.

If you'd like to participate in this year's RSP, click on the above link to find out more about it. There are some guidelines that they would like to be followed, and they will only accept scarf donations this year from September 1 through October 31, 2008.

There is still plenty of time to knit up a scarf and send it in. And no, it doesn't have to be red!


Aunt Kathy said...

That's such a hard choice, they all look great. I am also making a scarf or two or more depending on how fast I knit. LOL

I like the 1st one and the 5th one if we have to choose though.

Claire said...

OMG, i am so doing that - thanks for the idea!

Em-En said...

Hi Kathy,

I asked a guy I work with and he liked the plainest ones.

I tend to knit my RSP scarves with guys in mind since whenever I see the pictures the OFA posts of submissions, the scarves look so feminine. I don't want the young men to feel left out!

Em-En said...

Yay Claire!

I'm glad you are going to be participating. It's such fun and I think it's such a good cause, showing a little love for people in an age group that is sometimes forgotten.

Marissa Fischer said...

oh I like all of them, that is a hard decision

Em-En said...

Thanks Marissa!

I ended up choosing the red diagonal, and the blue farrow rib to send.