Ditty Bag Stuffing Day

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.

November 19
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

You help make this happen!

On November 19, 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!

You also can participate throughout the year in other ways.

  • Purchase supplies, such as full-sized deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo/body wash combo, and a toothbrush sealed in a single pack. See our website for a full list of items we collect.
  • Knit a hat! Click here for patterns
  • 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 12. We are happy to coordinate with you and grateful for your gifts! Please call (206-935-3439) or email us (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;
1011 SW Klickitat Way #209;
Seattle, WA 98134.

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

LEARN MORE about the Archdiocese of Seattle Seafarer’s Ministry.

Click here to Register

Facebook event


Nov 19 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
3050 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116