On November 13, World Kindness Day, we were grateful to share our knitting for resilience at the Arthouse NYC’s Hero Art Project honoring “healthcare workers from around the world who have lost their lives while fighting COVID-19 and selflessly saving the lives of thousands of their fellow citizens.”
The exhibit includes a digital art collection of 100+ portraits displayed at The National Mall through November 28, 2022. Project Knitwell volunteers were proud to be included in their art outreach initiative as “a memorial to those who have been lost, and a living expression of communal healing, resilience and joy.”
Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center Arts and Humanities Program (AHP) sponsored Color Cafe classes for fiber artists will be offered again on December 1 at 1pm — visit Eventbrite to sign up. Pictured here is our Founder Carol Caparosa (center) teaching during our AHP sponsored lunchtime program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital podium which continues to be very popular with caregivers that need an outlet to destress over their break.
Here are some great smiles from the “First Time FO Club” at our Fort Belvoir USO group for active duty service women and men and family members of deployed services. Those finished hand-knits look so cozy! Congratulations new knitters!
Our knitting circles for Afghan refugees sponsored by the Catholic Charities (CCDA) continue to thrive. We are happy to report that Project Knitwell expanded from our initial outreach in Arlington to offer the program at a second location in Woodbridge, VA. This beautiful hat was created by one of the students as they expand on their embellishment skills.
This month we piloted a new program with those struggling with mental health issues and substance abuse at PRS Recovery. The men and women that participated were interested in continuing to develop this program in 2023 to provide more opportunities for knitting to help improve their mental health. Pictured here is their program coordinator, and an excellent example of how we also focus on helping the caregivers in every circumstance we can.
Project Knitwell is about more than just knitting, it’s about providing a comfort tool to nurture and knit together a strong close-knit community. When we create a tight knit community, we all thrive together.