What is Love My Scarf?
Each year over 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. These women are our mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. We aim to support these beautiful, courageous women by asking you to donate handmade or store-bought head scarves for them. Your scarf donation can be knitted, embroidered, embellished, crocheted or any other medium you prefer. We will donate all of the scarves you send in to cancer centers so that they can be used as head covers for women. Our goal is to donate 10,000 scarves and we hope you will join us and participate in Love My Scarf for these incredible women.
Find inspiration for your handcrafted scarf from Eileen Roche, Nancy Zieman and more online at the Designs Magazine blog beginning August 28, 2013. You can also personalize your donation with the Embroider a Cure Design Collection and a gift tag, available for download below, to support these women in their brave journey. Visit your local retailer for more ideas and supplies to create your special gift. The Love My Scarf Drive is also Craftsy Cares project and will be featured in Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine. Thank you for being the difference!
How to Participate
Visit your local dealer and look for the Love My Scarf donation bin or mail your scarves to:
Attn: Be The Difference Foundation
2517 Manana Rd, Dallas, TX 75220
Download Scarf Drive Materials
The Love My Scarf drive is part of The Difference Foundation’s Retail Member Program. Join the program to receive all the tools for a successful event:
Event Poster & Donation Bin
Promotion Insert and Cutout Tag
Website Event Banners
Customer Email for Event Promotion
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Cards
Tips to host a Serge, Stitch and Sew Day
Tips to Host your ‘Serge, Stitch & Sew Day’:
1) Hang the Love My Scarf poster in the store. Place the bin in a highly visible area. And, pick a date for the Serge, Stich and Sew day.
2) Call the local newspaper, radio station and TV station to invite them to come. It only takes a few minutes to call and the return can be huge. If they can’t come personally, ask them if you can email them photos of the event during the event. And do it!
3) Provide classroom space, and post a sign-up sheet asking people to commit to 45-mins of stitching in the store. Assign 8 people to each 45-min slot to man the cutting tables and machines. Start the 45-minute segment at the top of the hour, the extra 15 minutes can be used to move one group out and the next one in.
4) Provide the supplies they need… 6 machines set up assembly line style! Light colored thread on machines A, B and C. Dark colored thread on machines C, D and E. Machine A and C set in straight sewing mode with ball point needle for stitching knit fabric. Machine B and D set with rolled hemming foot. Machine C and E – serger ready to stitch the entire scarf.
5) Set a goal of 50 scarves in one day. Hand out a “I am the Difference” sticker to each participant.
6) Take photographs. Post the photos of the first group in the morning on your facebook page, Pinterest and website. Email it to the participants and let them do the viral work for you by spreading the news to their friends.