We have some exciting new connections focused on developing an Introduction to Knitting for Wellness program to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue amongst nurses, doctors, and teachers. We are also focused on developing opportunities for students pursuing these professions to learn how to knit as a lifelong wellness tool.
A new connection at the University of Delaware, where this month we helped connect more than 30 nursing students with knitting for wellness, shared with us:
“The best part, I think, was the connection students were able to make between knitting and its potential to offer peace of mind; that there is research that supports its importance in stressful times. That’s a gift that will stay with them. My favorite quote from a student was “Knitting is so much better than scrolling. I’ve been spending a lot less time on my phone.”
We hope you will join us in supporting the many hospital patients, caregivers, teens facing mental health challenges, recently incarcerated individuals, Afghan refugees, and others learning the healing power of knitting. Join us in bringing more visibility to knitting as a wellness tool and develop plans for research to prove the benefits scientifically!
There are many ways to contribute to our mission and every bit counts for an organization like ours to make a difference.
In this season of giving, here are four ways to give to Project Knitwell’s mission:
Giving Tuesday Partners
Shop at our Giving Tuesday partner shops on November 30:
Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA will donate 20% of your Giving Tuesday purchase to Project Knitwell
Wool & Honey in Cedar, MI will donate 50% of your Giving Tuesday purchase to Project Knitwell
Solitude Wool in Round Hill, VA is offering a 10% discount for Giving Tuesday shoppers, with the remaining proceeds for the day going to PK
Skein Yarn Shop in East Greenwich, RI is offering a 10% discount for Giving Tuesday shoppers, with the remaining proceeds for the day going to PK