It’s Our Birthday!

Yup, it’s our birthday here at The Wrap Up! Project, and we are celebrating our third birthday/fourth season since founder Angelia Reed posted on Facebook about how she’d like to start scarf-bombing.

In a post on Facebook earlier today, Angelia had this to say about this momentous occasion:

I didn’t know back then that Wrap Up would become what it is today. It is way bigger (& more wonderful) than I imagined.

Special thanks to Amy Antonucci for sharing my post. Amy is not a knitter or crocheter. She just thought the idea was a good one & knew that she has friends who knit and/or crochet.

Special thanks, too, to Bethany Storms. Bethany is a crocheter. She saw Amy’s post and hopped right on board. She made the first three or four Wrap Up scarves. She also braved the cold to meet me in Binn’s Park one snowy night to put the scarves out.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to grow this project. We now leave over 700 items in Lancaster & Columbia each month!

Go treat yourself to some new yarn, hug your pet, have some cake, or do something positive that makes you happy to celebrate!

Rescheduled Evening Sit and Stitch

Due to weather conditions yesterday, the evening Sit and Stitch that was originally supposed to happen last night has been rescheduled for January 30, 2018, 5pm-7pm.  Please RSVP on Facebook to let us know if you’ll be there!

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Black Friday Events Special!

Well, Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday is upon us, and we here at WUP hope you got some great deals today!  In light of this day, we want to have a Black Friday Events Special, or just really let you know what’s coming up with WUP in the next few weeks as we all prepare for the holidays.

November Tagging Party

Our regular monthly tagging party will take place on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster at 7PM.  Please RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know you’re coming. You can get directions to Kegel’s Produce there, too.

November Scarf-Bombing

This month’s scarf-bombing will be taking place at the Lancaster Public Library at 7PM on November 28, 2017.  We will then be heading to the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA, USA afterwards.  Come for either one, or come for both, but please RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know you are coming.

Ewebiquitous

Ewebiquitious is a knitting shop in Lititz, PA, USA, and is doing a great project to collect scarves and other handmade cold weather items for WUP.  They are encouraging people to bring in their items to decorate their Christmas tree.  All items will them be donated to WUP.  Here’s more from their Facebook page:

Ewebiquitous is partnering with local charity The Wrap Up, Project this season and we need you and your skills (any skill level is welcome)!

Instead of ornaments and tinsel, we’ll be decorating our Christmas tree with your handmade donations of hats and scarves. Every single item will go directly to The Wrap Up organization to help warm a local person in need through the winter.

We will be accepting the donations between November 18th and Christmas–start now so we can fill our tree with warmth (and create a beautiful window display)!

Head on over to their Facebook page so you can learn more and get started in getting that tree covered in scarves!

We hope your Black Friday shopping has been productive.  We also hope you are doing well on your holiday crafting!  Best wishing, and keep and eye out here, on Facebook, and on our mailing list for updates.

Event Reminder: Iron Hill Brewery Give 20

On Monday, November 7, 2016, the Wrap Up!  Project will be having a fundraiser at the Iron Hill Brewery in Lancaster, PA from 11:30am-11pm.  We would love to see you there!

Here’s how it works:

  1. You download and print out the tickets.
  2. Come to Iron Hill Brewery on the 7th with your ticket.
  3. Enjoy a great meal!
  4. Iron Hill Brewery will donate 20 percent of your bill, excluding tip and alcohol, to WUP when you present the coupon.
  5. How cool is that?!

If you want tickets mailed to you, e-mail us at info@wraupproject.org, and we’ll get them to you!

Give extra tickets to family and friends.  Please be mindful and read the rules stated on the tickets.  We are not allowed to hand out tickets at the restaurant that day.  Coupons must be in hand BEFORE you get there.

We’d love to see you there!  Let us know if you are coming on the Facebook event page!

 

First Tagging Party of the Season!

WUP is going to be having the first tagging party of the season at Kegel’s Produce at 2851 Old Tree Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603 on September 30, 2016 from 7pm-9pm.

What is a tagging party?  Well, each item that WUP puts out gets a tag explaining why the item has been left our and and how to care for it.  Here’s an example of one of our tags below.

Scarf Bombing Tag Example

Due to the volume of items WUP gets, it’s very time consuming for one or two people to do, but, know the old saying “many hands make light work”?  Yup, we need your help!

Veggie and fruit trays will be provided as refreshments, but feel free to bring your own dish to share, as well.  Oh, and bring your current knitting and/or crochet projects in to work on for a sit and stitch, too!

Kegel’s would like us cleaned up and out of the building no later than 10pm, so that is all the later we should be in there working.  If you can stay to help clean up, it would be greatly appreciated.

For more information and to RSVP, please check out the event on Facebook.

In the Media

Did you see WUP in the news recently?  Erin Negley wrote a great article for LancasterOnline featuring WUP, which also ran in the Monday, September 12, 2016 edition of the LNP newspaper.

Angelia Reed was also interviewed by Sarah Veronis of Blue Ridge Cable News 11 yesterday about the upcoming season for WUP.

 

BIG Changes..and We’re Growing!

You may have noticed some big changes around here! Due to our growing organization, we have changed the name of Wrap Up, Lancaster! to The Wrap Up! Project.  Why, may ask?  We’re glad you did!

WUP has now grown outside Lancaster County, and we wanted a name that would encompass the different chapters, such as the Wrap Up! Project Capitol Region that will be starting this fall.  We are excited that we’re growing!

Speaking of growing.

We would like to introduce Karen Zimmerman as our Fundraising Officer!  Karen brings fundraising experience from working with her local fire company.  We are still looking for a vice president and a scouting officer, so let us know if you’re interested!

And speaking for more growing.

We want to welcome Eleanor Grace Storms to the WUP family.  Eleanor is the daughter of Bethany, one of the first WUP members and a planning committee member.  Congratulations Bethany and Ben on the birth of your baby girl!  Mother and child are doing well.

Eleanor Grace Storms

We need YOU!

Indeed!  We need YOU!  WUL is looking for a few volunteers to help as organizers and officers.  There is already a committee in place, but if you want to help, and have the skills and talents that fit the job, we would love to hear from you!

Serving on our planning committee is a also a great opportunity for those who want to contribute to WUL, but don’t knit, crochet, or do other crafts.  Here are the volunteer positions we are looking to fill.

Vice President:  I know, the VEEP position has been very limited, but we have a purpose in mind for this position.  We want our vice president to be in charge of GOALS.  We would set our goals in our meetings.

Fundraising Officer:  Have a knack for raising money?  Got some creative ideas to bring in an a flow of income?  This is the position for you!  The fundraising officer would organize fundraisers, obviously, for WUL so we can get supplies, pay for storage, tags, and other expenses that would come up.

Scouting Officer:   Know the area really well?  Know of a need in places we may be missing?  The scouting officer would find places that would be willing to take scarf donations to pick up, as well as find locations for us to scarf bomb, too.

All three positions would be asked to join monthly Skype meetings on the first Monday of each month, starting in October and to keep on track with their respective duties.

Interested?  E-mail info@wrapuplancaster.org and let us know how you would like to help!  We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Scarf Making Party

Amber Kane of Fabricated Ends, and an arts instructor associated with the PA Guild of Craftsmen, saw our call for scarves on the here on the blog and Facebook, and decided to do something about our need.  She is having a scarf making party, and all items made during it will be donated to WUL!  We thank you, Amber, for your thoughtfulness!

Want to attend?  Here are the details, as per her information on her e-mail list.

Date: Saturday , Sept 10, 2016
Time: 10-2pm ( you don’t need to be there the whole time)
Where: Her house in Lancaster, PA (message her on Facebook for details)
Cost: FREE

You can also get info about the party on Facebook.  If you are interested in attending, you can contact her on that post or via a message.