Project Knitwell offers knitting as a tool to promote wellness and help people cope with stressful situations at more than a dozen hospital and community settings.
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Operating in the metro Washington, DC area, Project Knitwell is a 501(c)(3) with ongoing programs for patients, family members, and staff at area hospitals including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), and Virginia Hospital Center.
We also conduct programs for adults and children at community and school sites. These have included: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Borromeo Housing, Friends of Guest House, the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA), and So Others Might Eat (SOME) among others.
Project Knitwell volunteers provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among those we serve.
Unique Individuals served in 2018
Carol Caparosa founded Project Knitwell in 2010 as a result of her experience being the mother of a pediatric patient…
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Mom with Twins in the NICU
"Knitting helps me to relax in a chaotic situation. There is only so much I can do for the girls while they are here, and making hats and blankets for them, is one thing I can do. And I feel very good about that."
Mother of a Patient
"This gives me such peace. This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you, this was a blessing."
Children's National Medical Center
"It is a joy to witness moms, dads
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