Thank you for stopping by to learn more about The Wrap Up! Project! (WUP)  We are a group of knitters, crocheters, sewers, weavers, and crafters who make and donate handmade items to be distributed “scarf bombed” around Lancaster City, PA.

WUP was founded by Angelia Reed in 2014 as she saw a need in Lancaster, PA where people during some pretty cold temperatures and snow.  She decided to scarf bomb Lancaster.

What is Scarf-Bombing?

Scarf-bombing is putting out handmade scarves or other items for people to take, mostly done in one general area, such as a park or public square.  Each handmade item comes with a tag explaining that the item is not lost, but here for anyone to take who may need it.

Stack of WUL tags


Why handmade?

Handmade items are made with intention.   They  offer warmth, comfort, and hope to the recipient; they’re like a hug.  They let the recipients know that someone cares.

In 15 months, Wrap Up, Lancaster! had 9 scarf-bombings & put out 1,656 items for those in need!  We have been able to scarf-bomb both Lancaster city and Columbia, PA.  Our third scarf-bombing season will begin October 2016

What’s in the future for WUP?

The project has grown beyond anything that Angelia has dreamed of, she’ll tell you.  Currently, we are looking for funds and donations expand WUP with an office, storage space, and supplies.  Tags and yarn are not free!

Eventually, Angelia is looking to do a trip into Baltimore, MD for a scarf bombing.  WUP is growing and we need your support.

How can I help?

We’re glad you asked!  Here’s what you can do:

  • Donate your handmade scarves, hats, mitts, gloves, cowls.
  • Donate yarn.
  • Donate your time to help with the scarf bombings.  It doesn’t take long and it’s fun!
  • Donate money.

**Scarf and Hat Requirements**

Scarf/Hat Requirements:
Items can be made using any craft the maker chooses.  They can be any color, fiber, style, or stitch pattern.

Here are the minimum size requirements for items:
Scarves – Scarves should be at least 4” wide, and at least 36” long.  They need to be long enough to comfortably fit around a person’s neck, and long enough to tie around something (a tree, post, pole, etc.).  Remember that scarves are versatile and can be used as a neck warmer, a head covering, or as a head rest/pillow.

Hats – Use the following guidelines:

  • 12 month – 3 years: 19” circumference
  • 3-10 years: 20” circumference
  • Pre-teens and teens: 21” circumference
  • Adult woman: 5” circumference
  • Adult man: 5-24” circumference

If you want to help out with the scarf bombings, donate, or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at!