The work of Project Knitwell helps people facing challenges learn to knit for wellness, comfort, and community. As so many of you know, Project Knitwell’s programming is provided by volunteers, and services and supplies are provided free of charge to the people we serve.
In the first six months of 2022, Project Knitwell conducted 526 instructional sessions with individuals experiencing stressful situations such as: cancer patients and their families, nurses and other caregivers, at-risk teens, refugees, teachers, and those affected by homelessness or reentering the community after incarceration. You can help us to reach more individuals — in local hospitals, community organizations, schools, and other sites, as well as through our Knitwell in the Cloud virtual programs available worldwide.
To continue and expand Project Knitwell’s impact, we are celebrating Project Knitwell’s 12th Birthday by kicking off our Network for Good Auction on October 7, 2022. Can you or your business donate to this year’s auction? The impact of your donation to our online auction will provide funds for Project Knitwell to continue to research the impact of therapeutic knitting on the health and wellness of those experiencing stress, and to increase the number of instructional sessions and quality materials we can provide to our new knitters.
We are seeking donations of items that can be enjoyed by a wide audience – gift cards to restaurants; sporting event, theatre and museum tickets; kid friendly activities; yoga sessions; golf, cooking, or art lessons; spa treatments; home chef dinners; weekend getaways; and of course – knitting related items – hand knitted items such as cowls or mittens, yarn, knitting notions, and books. Won’t you consider knitting a small project or a Cowl for a Cause?
If you have an item to donate, please complete the donation form and submit it by September 30, 2022. All donors will be recognized in all Network for Good Auction communications before and after the auction.
If you have any questions about the auction, please contact Auction Chair Meg McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction Sneak Peek
Project Knitwell’s 12th Bithday Auction won’t go live until October 7, but we’re happy to share this preview with you. Register for your bidder number early so you don’t miss out on your favorite items!