Two New Sites in February 2017

Project Knitwell is thrilled to announce two new knitting program sites this month.

We are piloting another school based program, working with special education students in Fairfax County, VA.

In addition, we will be piloting a program with Street Sense, knitting with vendors who sell Street Sense newspapers produced by and focused on the homeless population in Washington, D.C.  We are excited to work with vendors who expressed an interest in learning to knit, both for the therapeutic benefits as well as the practical benefit of producing warm accessories that they can use while out on the street selling papers!  

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. (RMHC) Awards Project Knitwell New Grant

Ronald McDonald House LogoIn 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 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.  



Immanuel Presbyterian Church Grant

Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA awards Project Knitwell a grant to develop a brochure, translate materials and expand its services beyond its current hospital focus to other organizations that would benefit from the therapeutic activity of knitting. We are grateful for their support.