Ditty Bag Stuffing Day 2022!

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 helped make this happen!

On November 19, the Center and St. John the Baptist in West Seattle

once again will host a stuffing party. 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!

You also can participate throughout the year in other ways.


Here's how:

Before November 2022:

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

  • Knit a hat!

    • For information on how to knit or sew ditty bags, please click here.​

  • Sew ditty bags!

    • For the Ditty Bag Pattern, click here.

  • Drop off supplies, hats, and ditty bags at the Seattle Seafarers Center, or arrange for a pick-up before November 1. We are happy to coordinate with you and grateful for your gifts! Please call or email us (206-935-3439 or email: office@mts-seattle.org) to schedule a drop-off or pick-up.

Then, join us November 19th 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; 3568 W Marginal Way SW; Seattle, WA 98199.


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