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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"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."
~ Mom with Twins in the NICU
"This gives me such peace. This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you, this was a blessing."
Mother of a Patient
"It is a joy to witness moms, dads
and patient siblings eagerly await the arrival of our Project Knitwell volunteer each week. Parents are excited to show their progress on a pair of booties, a hat or the blanket they've been working on for their NICU baby since their last instruction."
Children's National Medical Center
Meet Kierra. Kierra is one of the 15-20 women at Friends of Guest House in Alexandria, Virginia whom Project Knitwell volunteers work with each week.read more
Join us at the Fiber Night Market for a fun, festive evening of knitting, snacking, sipping, and shopping on Wednesday, December 19, from 6:30 to 8:30, at Next Stop Theater in Herndon, VA. Thank you to our hosts The Fiberists ! We’ll be there with our Special PK...read more
Have you ever… Used yarn as therapy? Knit to de-stress? Crafted to keep calm?Joined a knitting circle to feel part of a community? Then you have experienced the wellness of knitting. On November 27, you can #ShareTheWellness and spread the impact Project...read more