As many of you know I'm participating in the Operation Gratitude Scarf Collection Program, the “Sharon Howard Scarves for Troops Project”.
August kicks off the Operation Gratitude Holiday Drive. Let us also be inspired by Sharon Howard’s** (see below) support for our Military and her dedication and passion for her Scarves for Troops Project.
2010 Holiday Drive
We want to include a scarf or cap inside each one
of the care packages we send this winter to our heroic Service Members deployed overseas. Our goal this year is 60,000 scarves and caps!
As we strive towards this tremendous goal we will need everyone’s help–not just in knitting and crocheting, but in spreading the good word as well.
Beginning in September the Van Nuys Armory will be accepting items for our 2010 Holiday Drive, so please hang onto your scarves and caps until then.
Please deliver or send from September 13th to December 3rd
Operation Gratitude/Van Nuys Armory
17330 Victory Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Please mark the box “Scarves” so it will be delivered directly to The Scarves for Troops Project.
We hope to include a handmade scarf, hat or neck-warmer in every Holiday care package this year–that’s 60,000 items made with your love! Start clicking those knitting and crochet needles now! For more details and patterns, email opgrat@gmail
Please spread the word about the Scarf Project to all knit, crochet and crafter blogs, websites, groups, etc. This is a huge undertaking–we need your help!
How You Can Help
MAKE SCARVES: The scarves don't have to be intricate or expensive. Just handmade from the heart!
SPREAD THE WORD: In addition to making as many scarves and/or caps that you possibly can in the next few months, please help us to get our message out as well! If you know any knitting or crocheting groups, or newsletters that support projects such as ours, please let them know about the Operation Gratitude Scarves and Caps project and ask them to post our information. Here is the basic information to pass along to interested parties: