Project Warm-Up

Community Makes Blankets For Those in Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- What started out as around 20 people making 100 blankets has skyrocketed into a full out community event. Hundreds of people gathered at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary to take part in a yearly tradition. If you ask someone to describe Sioux Falls this is the answer they might give. “It is a very big and small town. People…

Keeping Kids Warm Through ‘Project Warm Up’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over nine hundred Sioux Falls students are homeless, according to the Sioux Falls School District. Tracy Vik, Principal of Sonya Sotomayer Elementary School, started ‘Project Warm Up’ 12 years ago. The project aims to lend out blankets to students, and their families, who don’t have the means to stay warm themselves. Roughly one hundred blankets were…

Principal And Daughter Set Up Service Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Blanket-making is the name of the game for a principal at a Sioux Falls elementary school. Sonia Sotomayor Principal Tracy Vik started project warm-up in 2006 with her daughter Kaitlin as a service project. The group makes fleece-tied blankets for homeless people in the Sioux Falls area but now also make them for foster children. In 12…