Bridging the gap between ship and shore
The goal of the Christmas at Sea program is to give a ditty box filled with gifts to every seafarer arriving in the First State during the month of December. We aim to provide gifts to over 1,000 mariners each season. The shoe boxes are filled with essentials like toothpaste, razors, soap, a few goodies like playing cards and candy, and a hat and scarf. Each box is gift wrapped and SCW volunteers deliver the boxes directly to the ships.
Make a ditty box or donate parts!
You can help by contributing some of the items listed below. While we appreciate donations at any time, we begin collecting at the END of September through November due to limited space in our building. We start delivering gifts on December 1 through the entire month.
Find promotional fliers to use when recruiting friends, family, and your church community here (full-sized), here (half-page), and here (wallet cards).
For additional information, please contact Christine Lassiter at 302-575-1300 ext. 103 or email@example.com
Wanted - DITTY BOX ITEMS
(all items must be new & Full sized)
Hats and Scarves are the coveted items in every "ditty" box. Please send finished garments throughout the year to Christmas at Sea, The Seamen's Center of Wilmington, 1 Container Road, Wilmington, DE 19801. Please include your name and address within the package so we can acknowledge its receipt and acknowledge you in The Log as a Christmas at Sea contributor. SCW encourages knitters to include a personal note or photograph. The seafarers greatly appreciate your thoughts and personal touch.
neck warmer knitting instructions
Christmas at Sea 2023
Christmas at Sea - Previous years