Please note: this is just an idea and I will not be attempting to organize this project. I was thinking, since scarves are really quick knits, if a lot of people made 2 scarves, we could donate them to a charity that helps the homeless, especially in cold areas. What do you think?
If we want to continue this discussion into reality, I'd like to suggest sending the scarves to the Cheyenne River Agency in Eagle Butte, SD. IT's a Lakota Reservation and it gets REALLLLLY cold there in the winters. The items are not given to the NAs, but put in a store house where they can be purchased for a minimal fee. This protects the pride of the people as they are working and providing for themselves and their families. The very young and very old, as always are at risk the most.
Here is more info about the yahoo group that helps Cheyenne River. There is an address at the bottom of the page where scarves can be sent.
Hello, I belong to a small church group who routinely make handmade items for our various church members. We once made scarves and hats for our church traffic team and they loved the items. They were not people in need but the appreciation was evident! Your idea would also be appreciated.