REUNITE AMERICA and OPERATION GRATITUDE
Scarves were mailed to OPERATION GRATITUDE on November 24th.
Check out the scarves below in the Thank You Gallery.
DESTINATION - OPERATION GRATITUDE
A THANK YOU 😊 for OUR TROOPS
And a Thank You to you.
YOU asked WE ANSWERED!*
Do you KNIT, CROCHET, can you make a scarf?......
A handmade scarf, a personalized note, and a HUGE smile for someone serving our country. 🇺🇸
All handmade scarves will be sent to OPERATION GRATITUDE who includes them in care packages sent to our troops.
If you're interested in making a scarf, here are the DETAILS.
Please keep your scarves within the size restrictions.
- No larger than 4"-6" wide
- 48"-50" long
- No Fringe
- Any SOFT yarn is fine
- While subtle colors, blues, browns, olives, grays, maroon, and black are great choices, Red, White and Blue has been cleared to use.
- Any pattern is fine. Below is a link if you need a pattern.
- INCLUDE A SHORT NOTE it can be as simple as "Handmade with love" or a letter telling about yourself. Please include your full name and your e-mail address. (If you are uncomfortable using your personal email address, feel free to use ours —firstname.lastname@example.org, we will post any replies on this website.) You can attach your note with a short piece of yarn.
Due to potential allergies and/or Military uniform restrictions, please list the fiber content on your ‘Made With Love’ note that you attach to the scarf.
Mail your completed scarf and personalized note to
REUNITE AMERICA CHALLENGE PO Box 351, Claverack, NY 12513
Must be postmarked by NOVEMBER 15.
A note from Carolyn Blashek, Founder of Operation Gratitude:
“The importance of the scarves in our care packages is to send the very warm and loving message that people at home care enough to take the time and effort to make something as beautiful as a scarf. The scarves are not ‘regulation,’ so they can only be worn by the troops during their moments of rest and when they go home. Nevertheless, the message they send is enduring."
Notes from home make this gift even more special.
So TIE ONE ON, for the TROOPS.
REUNITE AMERICA CHALLENGE
*A special thanks to Raquel Zike for suggesting this challenge.