Red scarf

I just heard about a a new way of giving back. It is the red scarf project for foster care. Each year, the organization Foster Care to Success gives care packages on Valentine’s Day to foster children who are aging out of the system. The packages contain a red scarf, and it can be any shade of red. I got some yarn this morning and started a scarf to send off.

I have made a few things for charity over the years, and even recently seen what it is like being the recipient of a hand-made afghan when my father-in-law received one. I will always make things for a cause that is near to my heart. Adoption is a big thing in my extended family. On my mother’s side, 5 out of 9 of the cousins are adopted. Life would have been very different if we had all ended up in the foster-care system instead.

If you are interested in taking part, the organization will accept donations between September 1 and December 15. Scarves can be knit or crocheted and should be between 5-8 inches wide and 60 inches long.  Follow this link to the guidelines and for information on where to send them.