Giving Tuesday is an initiative designed to kick off a season of giving and gratitude. Giving Tuesday this year is November 29 and serves as an opportunity to celebrate generosity as nonprofits and businesses partner with each other.
We very much appreciate your support to provide quality materials to help our new knitters be successful. We have long standing instructional wellness programs both in person and online with hospital patients and caregivers, the homeless, and those recently incarcerated.
We recently began a new partnership at the largest USO at Fort Belvoir with active duty service members and families of deployed and wounded warriors. We also expanded to a second Afghan refugee group, reaching groups in both Arlington and Woodbridge, VA. Our hospital work has also expanded to include more mental health partnerships at organizations like PRS Recovery and the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
Dedicated PK volunteer Ilene Gast has many stories to tell about her experience as an Artist in Residence at the Inova Schar Cancer Center. Ilene hosts the weekly Knitting on the Couch program, and teaches knitting both in person and online through Knitwell in the Cloud. Ilene is one powerful example of the impact we make daily to help those learning the benefits of knitting. Ilene said recently, “Joy is a return visit with someone you had taught, and who is still knitting!”
Our volunteers are nurturing, nourishing, and knitting within our immediate community and beyond!
I hope you will consider ways we might be able to work together to help our community thrive. Your support can help us provide more comfort one stitch at a time!
Giving Tuesday Match — Double Your Impact!
“Knitting has an uncanny way of calming one’s soul — slowly bringing you back to the present with each row and gently allowing you to release worry, tension, and stress. Project Knitwell was the lifeline during the hardest period of my life.”
— Mom of NICU patient, longtime supporter and board member, Kesha Evans supports the knitting for comfort she learned from our founder Carol Caparosa while facing one of her biggest challenges
This year Kesha will match up to $10,000 of your donations made between now and midnight on Giving Tuesday, November 29! Your $50 donation will become $100!
Text GIVE or DONATE to 703-457-9864 to double your donation today!
Special opportunity if you join our monthly Close-Knit giving program — your matching donation can be tripled if you decide to give $50 per month or more. Your first $50 will become $150!
Our 2022 Giving Tuesday Partners
We thank all of these charitable partners for sharing their generosity with 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
Sh*t That I Knit in Boston, MA is donating skeins of new luxury wool in order to encourage new donors to contribute to our kit campaign. Help us pair that wool with quality needles!