Monday, September 10, 2007

MFA to Host Red Scarf Project Knit-In!

Are you familiar with the fabulous Red Scarf Project?


I lifted this description from the website: "The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or Orphan.org, collects red (and other unisex-colored) scarves to send in Valentine's Day care packages to college students who have aged out of foster care. These brave young people are going it on their own and trying to improve their lives and the community by attending college. The care packages are welcome tokens of encouragement to young people who otherwise receive little to no mail. "


The deadline has been moved up significantly this year - all scarves need to be received by the Orphan Foundation of America no later than October 15. Yikes! This means we need to get right on it!


Marin Fiber Arts is pleased to support the Red Scarf Project in several different ways:


  • We'll be hosting two different knit-in sessions at the store - one on Saturday, September 15 from noon to 2 pm and a second one on Sunday, Septmber 23, again from noon to 2 pm. Come to either or both - enjoy the company of other knitters, along with the SNACKS! which will be provided.

  • All red yarn purchased for Red Scarf Project scarves on those days will be discounted by 10%. (Feel free to use your stash yarn too!)

  • And finally, if you return your scarf to the store on or before October 10, MFA will package it up and pay the postage to have it delivered to the OFA.

We'd love to have you join us for this worthy cause. We'll have some completed scarves for you to admire, a variety of patterns you can choose from (in the event you don't already have a favorite go-to scarf pattern) and all kinds of fabulous red yarns to choose from.


Please check out the FAQs and other information at the Red Scarf Project site and call the store if you have any questions about the MFA knit-ins. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

One of the most important things I feel I ever knit was a Kaffe Fassett-style vest for a kid in foster care. I had him pick out the colors. He kept going, "Why are you doing this? I haven't done anything for you!" He couldn't understand why I would bother or care or even notice him.

He now is a college graduate--which is rare for foster kids--a homeowner, and he and his wife have a little girl. I can't tell you how proud I am of him, and how important that knitting project was to him and me both, my little part along his way. So, thank you for helping with that scarf project. It matters!

--AlisonH at spindyeknit.com