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Ditty Bag Stuffing Day 2024!

During the holiday season, the Seattle Seafarers Center (Mission to Seafarers) gives away 1,000 ditty bags to merchant seafarers. These small gifts are one way we welcome and care for seafarers during the holiday season, especially while seafarers are far away from their homes and families.


You help make this happen!

On Saturday, November 23, from 10 am to Noon, join us at St. John the Baptist

in West Seattle to once again make ditty bags! During the event,

we'll stuff ditty bags, share stories about seafarers ministry, and bless

the bags to be given away.

Plan to join us for this festive event!

St. John the Baptist Church

3050 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

You also can participate throughout the year in other ways.


Here's how:

Before November 2024:

  • Purchase supplies, such as full sized deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo/body wash combo, and a toothbrush sealed in a single pack.

  • Knit a hat! Click here for information on knitting caps.​

  • Sew ditty bags! Click here for the Ditty Bag Pattern.

  • Drop off supplies, hats, and ditty bags at the Seattle Seafarers Center, or arrange for a pick-up before November 13. We are happy to coordinate with you and grateful for your gifts! Please call or email us (206-935-3439 or email: to schedule a drop-off or pick-up.

Then, join us November 23rd from 10am-noon to stuff ditty bags.

Consider making a donation to support this effort, too. Every gift makes a difference! You can make a donation on our website or by sending a check to Seattle Seafarers Center; 1011 SW Klickitat Way #209; Seattle, WA 98134.


Thank you for your generosity and for your care of seafarers!

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