Our main purpose is to collect handmade scarves and distribute them to our heroes currently serving in harm's way in locations away from family. We believe that the simple act of giving a handmade gift filled with love and pride is a boost that every military member deserves. With everything going on today it is easy for them to feel forgotten. We want to let them know that there are people thinking of them each day.Our founder, Mary Sue Ottinger started this project in 2006. She made and collected crochet snowballs and sent them to troops serving in and around Iraq. Each year after that the project has collected crochet and knit scarves and distributed them to military members. The last three years the scarves have been sent with love to Afghanistan. In 2011 almost 800 scarves were delivered to our soldiers, from the warm hearts across the US.Our director, Jerald Custance, has served in the Air Force, buried over 2,400 military members in Arlington National Cemetery in the past and continues to support our military members serving in harm's way. He and his family are currently living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jerald knows what it is like to be away from home and family for long periods at a time being stationed in the past in foreign lands. He has directly supported our mission to deliver scarves to our military heroes in far locations for the past three years.Please help this project grow by making a few scarves, ask your friends to make scarves, and spread the work. Post a link to this site on your club site, or pass on to friends or family, collect the scarves and send them over to us!
Thank you for your support!
During 2012 we sent over 1300 scarves to overseas locations, to members deployed in harms way! We continue to receive thank you letters from Commanders, Chiefs, First Sergeants, etc.
I want to make a public thank you to VFW post 7829 for the great help they have been with this project. They have paid postage for more than 300 scarves to be sent to deployed locations.
If you get a chance please drop the VFW post a thank you note. I am sure that they would get a kick out of it.
Send to :
Post Commander, Joe Carson
VFW post 7829
Post Office Box 1512
Monument Colorado 80132-9998
As always I want to thank each of you who have made and sent scarves. At this time we are out of scarves. Please consider making more scarves. Get your friends involved....
Thank you again for your support!