(BLOOMINGTON) – These are some sweater designs decorating trees around the City of Bloomington as part of Middle Way House’s Wrapped in Love project.
For more than ten years, the annual tree sweaters project that supports Middle Way House has sought to spread messages of support for domestic violence survivors. Some of this year’s sweaters also honor survivors of sexual assault, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
This project is beloved in the community to raise awareness, raise funds, and to also distribute warm winter hats/gloves to those in need.
To see all the sweaters visit www.middlewayhouse.org/treemap.
Find out each sponsor and artist, see photos, and vote for your favorites in the following categories:
- Most Creative
- Best Craftsmanship
- Most Beautiful
- Favorite Sponsor
- Best All Around
Middle Way House located at 38 South Washington Street in Bloomington offers a 24/7 crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy and prevention education. Their confidential phone number is 812-336-0846, the crisis line is 812-336-0846 or call 911 for immediate police assistance.
Businesses or individuals can sponsor a tree sweater beginning at $200, and volunteer artists will knit or crochet one. Each tree sweater is distinct. The crisis hotline number and additional information about Middle Way House is on each sweater. The sweaters will be taken down in mid-March.
Middle Way House has raised over $32,000 so far this year.