Back in Action!

The Wrap Up! Project is back in action and getting ready for our FOURTH season of scarf-bombing at locations in Lancaster County.  We hope you’ve been busily creating handmade scarves and other cold weather gear for those in need.

There are few upcoming events that we would like to tell everyone about.  We are diving right in with a scarf bombing this month, and we need some extra sets of hands to help get ready.  All are fun and social!

Upcoming Events

October 17, 2017Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA at 10AM

October 23, 2017Tagging Party at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster, PA at 7PM

October 24, 2017October Scarf-Bombing. Penn Square in Lancaster, PA at 7PM

October 31, 2017Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA at 7PM

Each event link takes you to the appropriate Facebook event page so you can sign up and let us know you are coming.

You guys have done a ROCK STAR JOB with getting donations out to the drop off points this year.  We have a ton of donations that all need tagged and put out.  Fantastic work!

We hope to see you at any or all of the events this month, and keep on crafting!

Season Total So Far

Drum roll, please….our season total so far for as what the Wrap Up! Project has received in donations and put out is……3,064 items!  You guys rock!

Let’s see if we can bring that up to 3,500 donations for the April scarf-bombing.  The March scarf-bombing has been cancelled, but April spring weather can still be cold, especially in the evenings.  We can do this!  Share this post on social media and get the word out, and get started creating scarves.  If you have stuff ready to go, get them to the drop off locations.  Let’s keep Lancaster and Columbia warm!

February Tagging Party

Yeesh.  It feel like spring outside.  Is that going to hamper the Wrap Up! Project’s efforts?  NOPE!  It’s still cold in the evenings, and the weather could change on a dime.  With that in mind, we’re gearing up for our next scarf-bombing by having our February Tagging Party on February 27, 2017 from 7pm-9pm at Kegel’s Produce.  Bring a snack to share!

As usual, we will be tagging items for the next scarf-bombing, and many hands make light work.  It’s a great social event, too!  We’d love to see you there.

Let us know you’re coming on the Facebook event page.  We hop to see you there!

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.

Look How We’ve Grown!

Happy New Year from the Wrap Up! Project!  To start the new year off, we want to share some awesome statistics with you to show you how the project has grow, well, exploded, over the past three years.  We couldn’t have done it without your participation and support!

Ok, let’s see and take a look how we’ve grown!

First Season

During the first season of WUP, we had four scarf-bombings, and 524 items were put out in various places around Lancaster City.  Not bad for our first season!

Second Season

For the second season of WUP, there were are total of five scarf-bombings, which included both Lancaster City and Columbia.  Ready for this number?  1132 items total were put out for people to take during the cold weather months.

Third Season

Now, keep in mind, we are currently in the third season, but here’s what has been done so far.

  • October:  657 items were put out between Lancaster City and Columbia.
  • November:  Cancelled due to a busy holiday season.
  • December:  345 items were put out in both locations.

That’s a total of 1002 items so far, and we know that many of you out there are still making and creating items for us to put out, and taking them to our different drop off points.

Thank you for being a part of the great project!  Watch and participate as we continue to expand and grow.  Keep an eye out for the next tagging party and scarf-bombing.  Our organizers are a bit busy right now, so hang tight, keep an eye out on the blog here and the WUP Facebook page.

Upcoming December Scarf-Bombing!

Ack!  Where did this month go?  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no scarf-bombing in November, BUT…the next one will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA at 7pm.  We will then head on over to Columbia Presbyterian Church afterwards.  Check out the Facebook event for more details!

All of us at The Wrap Up! Project want to wish you and your family a happy, safe, and WARM Thanksgiving!  We appreciate and are thankful for all of our awesome volunteers, drop off businesses, crafters, EVERYONE who has supported us for the past three seasons.  We can’t do it without you, and we are so happy with the way this endeavor has grown over.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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!

Hey, We’re on Ravelry!

Did you know that The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project (WUL) has a group on Ravelry?  We do, and we’d love for you to join in, discuss your projects, and share what you working on in the group.  Head on over and click the “Join this group” button in the upper right hand corner!

Ravelry is a great website for those of knit and crochet, but also for weavers and loom knitters, too.  You can get great patterns, and connect with others with similar interests at the same time.

That’s why we also want you to join the WUL Ravelry group, and start connecting with each other.  Head on over there now!  Keep in mind, you must be a Ravelry member to join the group, if you aren’t already.  If you aren’t on Ravelry, sign up; it’s free!