Child and Family Services urges participation in the Red Scarf Project

The state’s Child and Family Services Division is urging all those who knit or crochet to participate in this year’s Red Scarf Project. 

The project, a partnership between the Montana Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and Reach Higher Montana, is collecting and delivering homemade red scarves to youth in foster care during the holiday season.

The Red Scarves will be included in care packages for all Montana youth currently or previously in care who are pursuing postsecondary education. The services offered by the MCFCIP are intended to help Montana foster youth learn the life skills they need to make a successful transition into adulthood.

The Red Scarf Project ensures that Montana’s foster youth receive a homemade gift during the holiday season. “It’s so important that our foster youth continue to feel supported as they work hard pursue their educational goals,” said DPHHS Director Richard Opper. “In addition, the Red Scarf Project is a terrific way for those who enjoy the craft of knitting or crocheting to give back to their community.” 

Scarves should be roughly 60 inches long and between five and eight inches wide. They should be gender neutral and tie with ease. The scarves can include other colors, and other shades of red, but should definitely include red. The scarves will be distributed in late November.

According to Tessa Littlefield, for a special touch, the scarf could include a tag saying “Made with Care for You” and the first name, city, group affiliation (if any) of the person who created the scarf.

 The finished scarves can be mailed to:

Tessa Littlefield at the Child and Family Services Division, 301 S Park Ave., P.O. Box 8005, Helena, MT 59604-8005, or to Rhonda Safford, Reach Higher Montana, 40 W 6th Ave, Helena, MT 59601.  For more information, contact Tessa Littlefield at: tlittlefield@mt.gov or 406-841-2404. 

Category:

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961

Poll

What is your favorite thing about summer?

The Laurel Outlook

 

Click Here to Check Out Our Latest Ads

We use Google cookies to determine our demographic of visitors to our site. You can opt out here.

We also use Twitter Analytics to track clicks from our twitter feed. 

You can find all the City Council documents that we have received here.