Ditty Bag Season 2016
We are asking that all Ditty Bag Items be delivered to center by Tuesday November 1st – thank you!
Ditty bag packing day is Wednesday November 16th – mark you calendars!
Traditionally, a bag in which seamen would keep personal items for everyday life. Since seafarers rarely have a chance to come ashore and shop, the Seamen’s Church Institute and other seamen’s centers provide them with “ditty bags” containing toiletries and similar items at Christmastime. We often get wonderful letters of thanks from crews half way around the world. SCI needs your help in order for us to accomplish our annual goal of giving 3,000 ditty bags to the seafarers who will visit our ports between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Click here to see other ways you can support seafarers, including an online financial contribution form.
Ditty Bag Wish List
Hats & Scarves (dark colors) either knitted or store bought, Razors, Cans of Shave Cream (7-11oz. Can), Toothbrushes, Toothpaste (4-6oz. Tubes), Combs, Heavy Socks, Work Gloves, Deodorant Sticks, Mini Sewing Kits, Nail Clippers
We are especially still in need of size medium or large work gloves this year! You can find an example on Amazon here.