Lion Brand Yarns® presented Project Knitwell with a generous cash donation in December 2015 in connection with the publication of Project Knitwell Presents the Comfort of Knitting. This unique how-to-knit book focuses on helping families and caregivers alleviate stresses such as anxiety, sadness, and fatigue, and contains 7 basic patterns. Since 2016, Lion Brand Yarns® has provided Project Knitwell with hundreds of skeins of yarn to be used in starter kits and project kits for program participants.
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We have some AWESOME news! Thank you Awesome Foundation Northern Virginia chapter for awarding us a $1000 grant in November, 2017 to share the wellness benefits of knitting with hospital staff. We plan to use the funds to build upon our first class for staff at Virginia Hospital Center, and to offer knitting as a wellness tool to nurses, child life specialists, and others at INOVA-Children’s Hospital.
We are grateful to ChiaoGoo for donating 300 sets of size 8 bamboo needles s in January 2018 for our starter kits, and to Looped Yarn Works, which carries this great needle line for linking us up with ChiaoGoo.
In May, 2014, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHC), awarded Project Knitwell a one-year grant to better serve long-term pediatric patients, to expand its knitting program to two additional sites in the DC metro area, and to publish an intermediate-level knitting resource guide for young people. This grant is a follow-on to a June 2011 RMHC grant which enabled Project Knitwell to establish a pediatric knitting program, create a guide for starting such a program in a hospital setting, and to publish a beginning-level resource guide for young people. Project Knitwell is extremely grateful for this support.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region presented Project Knitwell with a generous donation in October 2013.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA awarded Project Knitwell a grant in 2011 to develop materials and expand its services beyond a hospital focus to other organizations that would benefit from the therapeutic activity of knitting. We are grateful for their support.
Special thanks to the following businesses for their support of Project Knitwell: