Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Red Scarf Project

Here at Nini and The Sea we love to give back!  Whether it be through an art project or monetarily, we always try to help someone out in any way we can.  This fall we are once again donating to Foster Care To Success through The Red Scarf Project!

Foster Care To Success is the oldest and largest nonprofit that works directly with college bound foster care children.  They offer not only tuition help to these students but also a text book fund, help with living expenses, and an emergency fund.

Every year Foster Care To Success promotes The Red Scarf Project in which scarves are knitted or crocheted in red yarn and placed in care packages.  These packages are delivered on Valentine's Day and become valuable items that students can use year after year!  Last year I made this ridiculously bright red scarf for the project:

This year I knitted this slightly less obnoxious scarf:
This was the first time I attempted to knit a cable scarf and I'm so happy with how it came out!  I found the pattern on Ravelry and it turned out to be free! You can find the pattern here.  So easy, I can't believe I avoided cable stitch for so long!

If you would like to make a scarf to donate to The Red Scarf Project, click here for more details.  If you don't knit or crochet, you can make a monetary donation to Foster Care To Success here

I love encouraging and supporting people who are working hard to get an education and Foster Care To Success does just that!

Wishing you big waves and an artful day!

Do you have a favorite charity that you donate an art project to?  Leave a comment and tell us about it!  We may feature it in a post!


  1. I have a red scarf to donate too! I love helping people who are working hard to better themselves. Everyone needs a little help now and then. The Red Scarf Project is a great way to show someone you care, I am going to put a Starbucks Gift Card with the scarf so the recipient stays warm and cozy this February!

  2. Need to get my scarf packed up and shipped out! I want to put a gift card with mine too! My goal is to send it this weekend! Love the Red Scarf Project! ~C