One of my commenters asked that yesterday. I forget that outside the world of knitters, the words "Red Scarf Project" probably don't have much meaning.
The Red Scarf Project is an effort made by the Orphan Foundation of America to send out warm red scarves in care packages to kids who are in college and who have aged out of the foster care system. Just a little something to let the kids know that someone out there is thinking about them...that someone cares enough to make them something warm and cheery. The scarves don't have to be red...but I like red a lot. It's certainly no trial for me to knit in red!