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On March 13, 2020, Project Knitwell placed a hold on therapeutic knitting sessions in observance of the public health recommendations designed to decrease the spread of coronavirus. We will be contacting our volunteers and partners when this status changes.
Meet Cynthia, an oncology dietician at Virginia Hospital Center’s Cancer Resource Center. Project Knitwell volunteers taught Cynthia to knit a few years ago at a class we sponsored for hospital staff.
Meet Judy Hawkins, Client and Community Organizer at Bread for the City. Judy worked with Project Knitwell to bring knitting to Bread for the City to help women in need of ways to cope with difficult life experiences.
“There is a lot of joy in knowing you have touched someone else and provided something new to their lives. However, the biggest reward is that they have touched you and expanded your life.” Ann first learned of Project Knitwell in 2014 through the Smith Center for...
Dads knit too! While we do knit with more moms than dads, our volunteers regularly report working with both parents of NICU and other pediatric patients. One of our volunteers at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) told us she offered to teach the mom and dad...
Meet Julia. Julia is the mom of a 5 ½ year old son. She also has metastatic breast cancer, for which she receives chemo at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) every 3 weeks. A Project Knitwell volunteer has been teaching Julia to knit.
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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.”