Wrap Up, Lancaster!

$875 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 46 months


We "scarf bomb" Lancaster, PA with hand-made hats & scarves.  That is, we leave them in public areas of the city - on poles, fences, trees, bushes, walls, wherever we can place them. They are then available to anyone who is in need of the item. There's no hassle, and no stigma. No forms to fill out, or qualifications to be met.  Just warm hats & scarves for those in need.




Why hand-made?  Hand-made 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.




The next phase of Wrap Up, Lancaster! is to expand the project by providing hand-made bags (made by a local organization that hires people with barriers to traditional employment) filled with personal care items.  The addition of these items will allow us to help people all year, not just in the cold weather months.

The project has grown quickly and we have had to rent a storage unit to house the donated items.  The storage unit is a temporary solution.  We're looking for a small office space where we can store and process donations.

 We are also working on making Wrap Up, Lancaster! a 501(c)3 charity organization, so that we can help more people in this community and beyond.



Here's how you can help:

Donate money - all money donated on this page will go towards this project (material costs, storage/office rental, charity filing fees).  The more money we raise, the more people we can help.  Right now, we are putting items in Lancaster City, and Columbia,PA.  With funding, we can expand this project to be a year-round project in Lancaster, Columbia, and other communities.

Donate items - we accept hand-made scarves (knit, crochet, woven).  Hand-made, because it's more personal & is filled with the good intentions of the maker.  They are like a hug.

Donate your time - help us with the scarf-bombing, the tagging of the items, or with the collection of the items.  For more information, email: wrapuplancaster (at) g mail dot com  (replace the words with the appropriate characters).

Thank you!!


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If you're in the Lancaster area, come to the Barnstormers game tonight. I'll be throwing a first pitch & Wrap Up, Lancaster! will have a table where we'll have information & will be selling tees & totes.

Check out our new blog & sign up for our mailing list, to receive updates about the project: wrapuplancaster.org

My motto for today is: I'm a knitter, not a pitcher. :-)
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The project has grown quickly and we have had to rent a storage unit to house the donated items. The storage unit is a temporary solution. We're looking for a small office space where we can store and process donations.

We are also working on making Wrap Up, Lancaster! a 501(c)3 charity organization, so that we can help more people in this community and beyond.

The next phase of Wrap Up, Lancaster! is to expand the project by providing hand-made bags (made by a local organization that hires people with barriers to traditional employment) filled with personal care items. The addition of these items will allow us to help people all year, not just in the cold weather months.

All money donated on this page will go towards this project (material costs, storage/office rental, charity filing fees). The more money we raise, the more people we can help. Right now, we are putting items in Lancaster City, and Columbia,PA. With funding, we can expand this project to be a year-round project in Lancaster, Columbia, and in other communities.
photo by Michelle Johnsen Photography
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Season 2 of the Wrap Up, Lancaster! has been very successful. Thank you, to everyone who has contributed!!

We did 5 scarf-bombings (in both Lancaster City & in Columbia,PA) in Season 2. We had a total of 1,132 items (531 scarves, 590 hats, 11 pairs of mittens) that were put out for those in need. This is more than double the amount of items we put out in Season 1!!

The project will start scarf-bombing again in October 2016. We would also like to expand the project in Season 3, to include the warmer months. All of the details aren't worked out yet, but we'll keep you updated as they get worked out.

Here are some ways you can help:
1. Share information about the project. Word of mouth is how this project has grown. We're on facebook: www.facebook.com/wrapuplancaster
We also have a blog: wrapuplancaster.wordpress.com
2. Make items for the scarf-bombings. Scarves are preferred, as they are more versatile, but we do also take hats.
3. Help with scarf-bombings. They're fun, and they generally last 20-30 minutes.
4. Donate money. As the project grows, so do our expenses. In Season 2, we spent over $200.00 on tags. We are also looking to have a stand at the East Side Market in Lancaster. The fee for the Market is $400.00, and is due 5/1/2016.

Any way that you can help is greatly appreciated!
Scarf-bombing at Musser Park, 2016
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We accept hand-made scarf & hat donations. Our drop-off locations are:
Inglenook Creative (Columbia Ave, Lancaster)
Building Character (N Queen St, Lancaster)
Penn Square Marriott (Penn Square, Lancaster)
The Speckled Sheep (Oregon Pike at Olde Hickory)
Agri Analysis (Leola)
The Daily Grind (Quarryville)
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Keep up the good work, you guys!

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