Thursday, February 02, 2006

Charitable Knitting (Passed Along by Jean Herbold)

Thanks Jean for this great info. Another good way to utilize our ever growing yarn stashes and skills!

Interweave Knits magazine was pleased to announce their partnership with the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) Red Scarf Project to collect and send warmth and encouragement to America’s college-attending foster youth by collecting 2,500 handknitted and crocheted scarves, preferably in shades of red, for Valentine’s Day care packages.We know there are hundreds of charitable fiber arts projects across the country, but this one stood out in our mind, perhaps because many of our staff are recent college graduates and have great memories of care packages from home.Blogger Now Norma Knits (www.nownormaknits2.typepad.com) writes about this project in words better than our own: “There are a few things I am a sucker for, and one of them is sending care packages to kids in boarding school or college. . . Foster kids who have the smarts, and more importantly the gumption and the self-direction and motivation, to go to college, deserve a pat on the back as often as we can give it. They are hoping to overcome obstacles that the rest of us can barely imagine. . .”For more information, review our press release or visit the Orphan Foundation of America website at www.orphan.org.We’ll be sure to give you PLENTY of advance notice if the Orphan Foundation of America makes this an annual event!

1 comment:

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