Cold Outside

Good grief, it’s cold outside.  My dog loves it, but many people don’t.  I’m one of them.  I tend to wrap myself up in handmade knits and bundle up, as my dog sniff and frolics outside.

It’s also a stark reminder that many people in the Lancaster area don’t have a warm place to go.  Thankfully, many churches and civic centers open their doors during the cold weather and offer a warm place to sleep.  It’s also a time when we need to be reminded that our work here at The Wrap, Project! IS important.  By providing warm scarves and hats for anyone exposed to the elements, we are doing a small part in keeping Lancaster County warm.

That being said, let’s get down to business, and that is a reminder of January events.  Here’s what’s happening!  Click on the links to be taken to each events’s Facebook events page so you can RSVP and let us know you’ll be in attendance.

EVENTS

January 9, 2018: AM Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA. 10am.

January 16, 2018: PM Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA. 5pm.

January 22, 2018: Tagging Party at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster, PA. 7pm.

January 23, 2018: Scarf-Bombing in Reservoir Park in Lancaster, PA. 7pm,

We hope to see you at any of these events!  Keep on crafting, and stay warm!

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ICYMI: January’s Scarf-Bombing

Hi!  Jenn here, your friendly WUP media person.

I want to apologize for not being more on top of things here, but I have a good excuse:  I’ve been sick.

I’m not still feeling great, but at least I’m able to update about the most recent scarf-bombing this past January 2017, right?  We were at the YWCA in Lancaster, PA, USA, as well as our usual stop at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA, USA.

One awesome thing about this past scarf-bombing?  WUP was joined by a couple of helpful students from Reidenbaugh Elementary in our efforts. Here they are pictured below.

Student from Reidenbaugh Elementary.

Thanks for your help, ladies!  They are members of their school’s knitting club, and contributed to what WUP put out that night, too.  Read more about their efforts here, and support them!

I’ll leave you with a few more photos from the evening.  Be sure to check out the WUP Facebook page to see more videos of the event and to keep up to date on what we’re doing, too!

Photos from Jan. 31, 2017 WUP Scarf-bombingimg_0242img_0246img_0248

As for me, I promise, I’ll get better soon, and I’m sure many of you out there are going through the same thing with winter illnesses.  Be well!

 

January Events

I’m sure we can all agree that the weather has been relatively unpleasant lately, with it being all cold, and sometimes rainy.  That’s make what we do here at The Wrap Up! Project all the more important!  Speaking of getting ready, here are a few January events that that we need your help with.

Tagging Party

The next tagging party will take place at Kegel’s Produce on January 26, 2017 from 6:30pm-9pm.  The more hands we have there to help tag, the quicker it gets done.  Bring along your current project and we’ll socialize, too!  Sign up here on the Facebook page for this event.

Scarf-Bombing

The next scarf-bombing will take place January 31, 2017 around the Lancaster YWCA.  A need for warm items has been expressed for that area, so we’re going to step up to the challenge and meet there.  After we are done in Lancaster, it’s off to scarf-bomb the Columbia Presbyterian Church, as is usually the case.  Let us know you’re coming on the Facebook page for this particular event.

That’s what’s happening with WUP in the next few weeks.  We hope to see you at one or both January events!  The more help we have, the quicker it goes, and we have a good time doing what we do, too.

A Note from Angelia Reed

Wrap Up! Project founder Angelia Reed has a great note here you need to read.  Originally posted on Facebook, she would like to share her words, here.

Scarves donated to WUP.

Today, I went through the donated items that will make up the January scarf-bombings.

You all amaze me! This season is our biggest season yet. When I started it, I asked for more donated items than we had ever put out because we were planning on adding a location. I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to do it. After all, we use hand-made items. Hand-made items take time & effort. I worried that I was asking too much of you all. I worried that everyone would burn out & lose interest in this project.

You all rose to the challenge and donated more than 600 items for our first scarf-bombing of this season! Over 600!!! You consistently keep us supplied with items to put out for those in need.

Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ Many of you aren’t able to make it to the scarf-bombings. I want you to know that there are almost always people walking by as we scarf-bomb. They ask what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it. Some of those people then take items. All of them think it’s a wonderful idea, and think that the items are beautiful. Kids & adults are thrilled to have a hand-made item they can call their own. They are so thankful. I’m telling you this because I want you to know that YOUR contribution to this project is making a difference in people’s lives. YOU are helping people. This project would not be successful without your contribution. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏

Bins and bags of scarves and yarn donated to WUP.