Project Knitwell helps people facing challenges by providing knitting instruction and shared community opportunities that promote wellness and resilience.
All of Project Knitwell’s programming is provided by volunteers, and services and supplies are provided free of charge to the people we serve.
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 Inova Schar Cancer Institute.
We also conduct programs for adults and children at community and school sites. These have included: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Friends of Guest House, the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA), N Street Village, and the Correctional Treatment Facility, DC Dept. of Corrections, among others.
Project Knitwell volunteers provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among those we serve.
Carol Caparosa founded Project Knitwell in 2010 to share the benefits of knitting as a tool for achieving wellness, comfort, and community.
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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
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Project Knitwell is proud to be a beneficiary charity of National Harbor's World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP) Day on June 11, 2022 from 11am – 3pm in the main plaza and pavilion area at waterfront. Visit www.nationalharbor.com for more information on the location....
Our mission at Project Knitwell is to provide opportunities for those facing stressful situations to learn to knit and build resilience at the same time. Resilience is typically defined as the capacity to recover from difficult life events. In the last decade, Project...
The foundation of Project Knitwell’s mission is “Knitting with a Purpose: Wellness, Comfort and Community.” These three pillars structure our work. Through these three core principles, we build an infrastructure that supports the overall well-being of those we serve....