‘Red Scarf Project’ to begin at library
- Published: October 29, 2016
The YS Library invites all knitters and crocheters to participate in the “Red Scarf Project” on Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, 6–8 p.m. The project supports Foster Care To Success, a national nonprofit organization that helps support young adults as they leave the social services system when they turn 18 or graduate from high school. Becoming independent without family support can often leave former foster children vulnerable, and Foster Care To Success seeks to ease the transition for these youth.
One of the organization’s programs involves sending care packages to former foster youth who are in college. For Valentine’s Day, Foster Care To Success spearheads the “Red Scarf Project,” in which volunteers across the country make red scarves and donate them to the project. Since the project’s inception in 2005, more than 25,000 scarves have been delivered to college students.
Participants of any skill level are welcome to participate; guidelines are available for those who would like to participate on their own at the project’s website, and will also be provided at the library meetings. Yarn will be provided for those who participate with the library; in order to ensure that enough yarn is available, call the library at 352-4003 in advance to register, or register online at this link.