The Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls introduced a new community impact project called “Wrapped in a Hug”! With this project, JLWCF active and sustaining members created tie-blankets to provide comfort and warmth for teens in the Cedar Valley. The 200 fleece tie-blankets were distributed to teens and children at Four Oaks, the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, Allen Child Protection Center, Waterloo East High School, Waterloo West High School, and Cedar Falls High School. With each blanket, a list of mental health resources for teens was also provided. Our aim was to provide some peace to teens during this time of increased stress and uncertainty due to COVID-19.
The Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls sought out individuals or groups who were interested in sponsoring a blanket for a teen in the Cedar Valley. Sponsoring a blanket covered the cost of materials to make a blanket and helped fund the overall cause of the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls community impact projects. The cost to sponsor a blanket was $20.
Our goal was met, and the 200 tie-blankets were distributed to local teens by the middle of March 2021.
Please email JLWCFCommunityimpact@gmail.com for any questions about the project or to sponsor a blanket.