I can't tell you how valuable these scarves are. The sand...is less like actually gritty sand and more like a constant blowing grit/dust. It gets into everything. Your teeth, hair, uniform, cracks and crevices of your weapon. It's a constant irritation. Thank you so much for crafting these items. - Alex
The Scarves Team makes Sand Scarves and Cool Scarves for our troops deployed to the "Sandbox." They protect the wearer from the elements, increasing their comfort level, safety and ability to focus on their work. They are simple and easy to create, but recipients report that they make a huge difference!
Made of 100% knit cotton, Sand Scarves (word) are used to protect wearers from the elements of the deserts of the Middle East. They keep sand from nostrils and mouth, and when tucked into the shirt, prevent sand from getting inside clothing. They are simple to make, but extremely effective (click for use instructions).
Protect face, neck and ears from dust, sand, mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, etc.
Assist with breathing in blowing wind, and protect from sand and other debris
Good for all weather climates
Great for sand, desert and wooded environments
If you would like to help make Sand Scarves, see "How You Can Help" for the link to join the team! If you know of deployed personnel who could use Sand Scarves, or you have questions about the Scarves project that are not answered in the information and links above, please email the Sand Scarves Leader.
Wow! More cooling ties/scarves. I love it!!!!!!!!! You are making so many troops feel so cool in this hot weather we have. Believe me, I am the proudest Soldiers' Angel ever. You all are so great! - Msgt Bob
The exterior of Cool Scarves (word) are 100% cotton, but the magic is in the special "cooling crystals." These scarves lower body temperature by cooling the neck--they feel like a cool, damp cloth that lasts for days. Through evaporative cooling, they protect the wearer from the effects of extreme heat found in the deserts of the Middle East (click for use instructions).
Filled with non-toxic synthetic crystals, which transform into a soft cooling gel when wet
Stays cool 2-3 days, without refrigeration (must be adjusted periodically to maximize cooling effect
Reduces risk of heat stroke
If you would like to help make Cool Scarves, click the link below to join the team!
If you know of deployed personnel who could use Scarves, or you have questions about the Cool Scarves project that are not answered in the information and links above, please email the Cool Scarves Leader.
How You Can Help
Order scarves to send to your soldier, or have them sent to "any soldier" who needs them.
Join Soldiers' Angels and participate in the Sewing team! Click here to get started! After you become an Angel, log in to ApprovedAngels.com and join the team. Scarves are extremely easy to create, but make a tremendous difference to recipients. Click to download sewing instructions: Sand Scarves or Cool Scarves (or click here)
Donate money for supplies. Our sewing team makes thousands of scarves a year, and every donation helps!
Many thanks for the package that arrived with the cooling bandanas. Our troops will certainly appreciate their use as it continues to heat up here in the desert. - Chaplain B in Afghanistan, April 2011
Just wanted to let you know we got the scarves. They will be put to good use. I can’t thank you enough for all that you and the other Soldiers' Angels” have done for the Marines thus far. – Master GySgt R.E., Marine in Afghanistan, May 2009
Many thanks for the package that arrived with the cooling bandannas. Our troops will certainly appreciate their use as it continues to heat up here in the desert. – Chaplain C.B., Air Force, April 2009
Would like to thank you for the shipment I received with the coffee pots and sand scarves. My entire unit sends their thanks as well. We received the shipment last night and immediately put the sand scarves to use. It was a blessing being able to work on our aircraft without eating sand. I would have never thought of this resource had you not mentioned it, so again I would like to thank you for all you have done to make life a little easier while we are away from home. On behalf of my unit and myself, we truly appreciate everything you have done for us. Thank you. - AE1 Under
I just received a huge box of sand scarves and socks, how awesome is that - I want to thank you all for your well-wishings, your support and your cards, it really means a lot to us that so much of America is supporting us. Thanks so much, and Happy New Year. (those sand scarves are so awesome!!!!) - MSG Randy
You all have sent me the perfect package. I have never received a pack like the one I got from you. I would like to first say thank you very much it means so much to my Soldiers and me. I am a squad leader in the [military police]. I have 12 Soldiers that fall under me that I share all care packages with. The neck coolers were a great idea, and already being used so early in the deployment. It is getting hot here quick. If you can send more boxes like these, it would be perfect....To all of you who make this possible, Thank You. From all of us here in Iraq, God bless you. - SSG Robert
Scarves in Action