Scarf Project a success

Scarf Project a success

The Scarf Project had another successful year of warming the world one scarf at a time.


The Scarf Project had another successful year of warming the world one scarf at a time, according to Toni Kaltenbaugh, founder and coordinator.

She said they were contacted by a lady from Grand Junction Co. for instructions on how to start a Scarf Project in that area. They are currently getting ready to distribute their scarves for the first time.

A box of handmade hats and scarves was received from El Mirage, Arizona. The accompanying note said her friend requested she do something nice for someone as her birthday gift. The Scarf Project was chosen as that recipient. They also received a donation of skeins of new yarn from a church in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It filled the bed of a Ford F150 pickup and was delivered to Kaltenbaugh’s patio. The balance of the donation arrived in the back of an SUV and a car.

The number of individuals who donated hats, scarves, gloves, headbands and mittens was many. There were over 2,000 scarves alone. There were scarves that were knitted, crocheted, sewn and quilted. They were all new. They did not count the other items that were donated.

Kaltenbaugh said the distribution sites increased, even after the list of 21 sites was printed. The Rite Aid in Coshocton was added, along with The Church of God in Canton, The Restoration Centre in Tuscarawas and Jefferson Park in Cambridge.

Kaltenbaugh arrived home at the end of Scarf Day to find bags of scarves and bags of yarn on the back porch of her home for next year.

Donations of yarn, finished hats, scarves, mittens and gloves (all new) can be dropped off at 730 Tuscarawas Ave. NW, New Philadelphia. Donations of gas cards or copy paper, #99 bright white, for flyers can be placed between the back doors.

Call Kaltenbaugh at 330-432-1930 to pick up yarn or with any questions.

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