I don't know how many knitters or crocheters on DA participate in this, but it's something that I've been doing for the past 2 years now. Basically the Red Scarf Project is a charity for foster students in college. We - knitters and crocheters- use red yarn to create unisex scarves and send them to the organization who then ship these scarves off to different students who are putting themselves through college and don't have families to give them nice gifts for Valentine's Day. It's a nice gesture of goodwill towards people who might feel a little alone and need that small reminder that there are people out there who do care.
I just finished my first scarf. Donations are accepted from September 1st through December 15th, so I still have plenty of time to make more of these. I'd like to post some pics of my finished scarf. It's super pretty, but it's also super dark right now. I'll have to wait until daytime to snap a few shots.