Helps people facing challenges by providing knitting instruction and shared community opportunities that promote wellness and resilience.
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’s 12th Birthday Auction
The work of Project Knitwell helps people facing challenges learn to knit for wellness, comfort, and community. Your support will help Project Knitwell work towards our common goal: to help create healthier communities. Our primary mission is to help people facing...
October 2022 Events
We are proud to partner with NAMI during their upcoming NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, by providing a Project Knitwell Learn to Knit outreach table. This vibrant gathering will be on October 8 at The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center. If you would like to join us to volunteer...
Creating Healthy Communities through Collaboration and Art
The World Health Organization, the Center of Arts and Health at the University of Florida, the International Arts + Mind Lab: The Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at Johns Hopkins University, among many others are Creating Healthy Communities 2022 collaborators....