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Giving Season 2021

The Giving Season has begun! This season of gratitude draws us to think about how we can help those facing stressful situations find wellness, comfort, and community through knitting. Project Knitwell continues to expand our reach and receive more national...

2010 – 2020 Impact Statement

Project Knitwell is pleased to present an Impact Statement covering its first 10 years! We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to even more in the next 10 years. Remarkably, Project Knitwell grew from one hospital and one volunteer to providing services...

Project Knitwell Hires New Managing Director

Lauren Brennan brings organizational management, creative skills Washington, D.C. — Project Knitwell has hired Lauren Brennan as its new Managing Director, starting mid-August 2021. In hiring Brennan, the Project Knitwell Board of Directors cited her experience,...

Writers Who Knit

I am thrilled to announce a very special Project Knitwell virtual event and hope you can join us! On June 12, we will welcome Ann Hood, Caroline Leavitt, and Elinor Lipman to discuss the healing power of knitting. These three award-winning authors are long-time...

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“The knitting program has been wonderful for both patients and family members.  Socially, it gives the family members something to do.  Often many of the moms won’t leave their room, but they will for a knitting class.  Many friendships have been forged because of this program.  It connects them to a community.  Even patients who speak different languages have learned to knit – there is no language barrier.  It is good to see patients in bed knitting and enjoying themselves.”

MGUH Child Life Specialist.