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The Mission to Seafarers Our Mission

Seafarers need us. The reality of working at sea is that it is the third most hazardous occupation, due to natural elements and piracy. The work takes seafarers away from their homes and families for months at a time.  While at sea they are isolated. When in port, they often find themselves alienated by language and culture.  Moreover, under the Homeland Security rules, shore leave in the United States is often difficult to obtain.

How you can help:

Help fill ditty bags with the following items:

Shampoo, toothpaste, playing cards, disposable razors, toothbrushes, bar soap and deodorant.

Other items that are put into ditty bags: include pens, pencils, notepads, scarves, work gloves, warm socks, chapstick and shaving cream, hard candy, tic-tacs and gum.

Make a ditty bag:

Click here for the Ditty Bag pattern

Make a watchcap:

Click here for the watchcap pattern