Attention Knitters and Knitting Circles!

Pick Up Some Warm Red Yarn and Knit Scarves for Foster Youth! The Orphan Foundation of America is coordinating Valentine’s Day Care Packages for foster youth in colleges across the country. They need 2,500 hand-knitted or crocheted red scarves to include in the care packages. I don’t know how to knit, but I recruited my mom and picked up some yarn today.
OFA states: “It is estimated that some 13,000 former foster kids are attending colleges and universities this year, most without any family support. They are success stories merely by showing up: Studies show that less than 50 percent of foster youth graduate from high school, and less than 10 percent go on to post-secondary or vocational training.”
Become a part of this national effort to send a LOUD and CLEAR message that we care about our nation’s foster children.
To help get you started, here some links to on-line yarn and knitting stores:
knitting-warehouse.com
knitpicks.com
joanns.com
michaels.com

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