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
Dine at Lost Dog Cafe on Columbia Pike on Saturday October 27. Come in anytime between 11 am and 10 pm, mention Project Knitwell, and Lost Dog will generously donate 20% of sales to support ongoing programs at Project Knitwell. Please RSVP to the event HERE. To make...read more
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Tracye Payne Wilson, who learned to knit in 2017 with a Project Knitwell volunteer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). Tracye was undergoing treatment for cancer. Knitting offered her a sense of accomplishment and provided focus and hope at a difficult...read more