Project Knitwell offers knitting as a tool to promote wellness and help people cope with stressful situations at more than a dozen hospital and community settings.
All of Project Knitwell’s programming is provided by volunteers, and services and supplies are provided free of charge to the people we serve.
Operating in the metro Washington, DC area, Project Knitwell is a 501(c)(3) with ongoing programs for patients, family members, and staff at area hospitals including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), and Inova Schar Cancer Institute.
We also conduct programs for adults and children at community and school sites. These have included: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Friends of Guest House, the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA), N Street Village, and the Correctional Treatment Facility, DC Dept. of Corrections, among others.
Project Knitwell volunteers provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among those we serve.
Carol Caparosa founded Project Knitwell in 2010 as a result of her experience being the mother of a pediatric patient…
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"Knitting helps me to relax in a chaotic situation. There is only so much I can do for the girls while they are here, and making hats and blankets for them, is one thing I can do. And I feel very good about that."
~ Mom with Twins in the NICU
"This gives me such peace. This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you, this was a blessing."
Mother of a Patient
"It is a joy to witness moms, dads
and patient siblings eagerly await the arrival of our Project Knitwell volunteer each week. Parents are excited to show their progress on a pair of booties, a hat or the blanket they've been working on for their NICU baby since their last instruction."
Children's National Medical Center
News & Blog
The foundation of Project Knitwell’s mission is “Knitting with a Purpose: Wellness, Comfort and Community.” These three pillars structure our work. Through these three core principles, we build an infrastructure that supports the overall well-being of those we serve....
The Giving Season has begun! This season of gratitude draws us to think about how we can help those facing stressful situations find wellness, comfort, and community through knitting. Project Knitwell continues to expand our reach and receive more national...
Our volunteers who worked with the Afghan refugee women at the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) witnessed first-hand the power and potential of Project Knitwell's mission. Each Friday morning, the women were greeted by the staff at CCDA and joined...