This is what the Foster Care To Success mailroom looks like at the moment:
There is a "scarf processing operation*" scheduled for this Saturday. As of November 14, after two processings, the scarf tally stood at 1,163 beautiful, high-quality red scarves. Cash and gift card donations to the emergency fund have been coming in also, to the tune of almost $1,500 since September 1st.
I feel much better now. I have not been blogging as much, and therefore not reminding and haranguing people to knit, crochet, or weave more red scarves. And I have only been able to knit one scarf this year, which I have yet to send in (maybe today, so it will arrive in time for Saturday's processing event). I was worried that I had not been doing "my job," but it looks like things are pretty well under control here. Carry on as you were, good soldiers.
Lynn Davis of FC2S (Foster Care To Success) tells me that the quality quotient of the scarves is high. That is perhaps the best news of all. The word has finally been heard that the goal here is for gift-worthy scarves, the kind of gift you'd be proud to give you own college-age upward-bound child, grandchild, niece, or nephew. Way to go, knitters, crocheters, and weavers!
AND OOH! Almost as soon as I pressed "publish" on this post, I ran across Knitspot's newest Red Scarf offering. A gorgeous scarf, and proceeds of the sale of the pattern between now and December 31 will go to the Red Scarf Fund. It's a win for everyone!
*"processing" in the words of Lynn, means, "the act of determining whether a scarf is best for a female, male, or either (unisex). Then refolding the scarf and placing in a bag that will keep it dry and should anything else in the care package break, melt, ooze, or otherwise harm the scarf, it will be protected. The sorted and bagged scarves are then labeled and stored until the are ready to go in the care package." All this work is done by volunteers.