What is the scarf project? The idea for a scarf project resulted from an opportunity to provide a welcome gift for the athletes of the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Boise, Idaho. In 2011, the Special Olympics Scarf Project spread its wings and went national: 35 Special Olympics Programs participated, and by the conclusion of the project in March 2011, they had received over 26,000 scarves and contributed to an unprecedented sense of unity, support and community for the athletes and the Special Olympics Movement as a whole.
The call for 2012 Special Olympics went out asking for scarves in RED and BLUE, measuring 6 x 54-60 inches. The handmade scarves donated will be a symbol of unity, support, compassion and empowerment, as the Special Olympics athletes, coaches, families, volunteers and supporters wear them with pride in knowing they have become part of the Special Olympics family.
The honor roll of participating shops is below. After looking at the beautiful photos from this project, please take a moment to click the links to see the other items these Etsy shops have been working on.
- CrochetGal – part of 100 scarves donated to local games by Crochet Guild of Arizona
- Ennadoolf – scarves sent to Canada Games
- LulaCreations – scarves sent to Washington
- MostFavoriteAunt – scarves sent to Wisconsin and Texas
- PhoebesFibers – scarves sent to Oregon and Alaska
As always: Keep Calm and Carry Yarn