The UCC Scarf Project

Recent studies report that nearly 30 percent of American adolescents experience or participate in some form of bullying on a consistent basis. It happens to boys and girls, young and old, gay and straight, black and white. With more and more youth taking drastic measures to escape the torture, this just simply has to stop.

In a colorful, symbolic move to take a stand against bulling, the United Church of Christ is collecting rainbow-colored scarves, knitted, woven or crocheted by people who want to join in and support the cause. The UCC is looking to collect 3,000 scarves in time for its biannual meeting, General Synod 2013, taking place June 28-July 2 in Long Beach, Calif.

Each scarf will be given to an attendee who pledges to take action against bullying and bullying-related violence. Whether it’s writing to their senators, working with school administrators, or addressing violent behavior when they see it, each scarf recipient will do their part to put an end to America’s bullying epidemic.

As a prominent celebrity with a talent for knitting, you can help raise awareness by contributing a scarf to our project. Scarves should be colorful, vibrant, and full of love and hope, measuring 4 to 6 inches wide and 60 inches long.

Can you take a stand for our most vulnerable youth?

Knitters, crocheters and weavers should send their scarves to:

The UCC Scarf Project
United Church of Christ National Offices
c/o Emily Mullins – Communications Specialist
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1100

Deadline is June 14, 2013.

The United Church of Christ, headquartered in Cleveland, has a long history of affirming and working for equal rights for LGBTQ youth and adults. Founded in 1957, the UCC is a mainline Protestant denomination of 1.1 million members and more than 5,000 local congregations.


Ms. Emily Schappacher
Communications Specialist
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115