Today’s healthy countdown task is to “set aside materialism for a while by giving back to those less fortunate.”
Over Thanksgiving, my daughter said that instead of gifting to each other or others this year, she and her husband are contributing to their church’s charitable mission work for Christmas. They’ve been saving a portion of their earnings all year for this.
Those two keep me humble.
This inspired me to think what I could do for one of my December giving projects. I chose to knit bandages for people with leprosy. Leprosy patients are treated so abominably—one of those horrors in the world that most people do not want to think about.
Finished bandages are sent to hospitals in Africa and Vietnam. My bandages were mailed off this week (I bet you thought I’ve not been crafting anything lately). I have decided to make this one of my January 2008 projects, too.
If you are interested in helping, there are many ways you can participate. See my resource links below. Or, you can join me in a knit-along project (you can also crochet them).
Junie Moon’s Bandage Brigade
I’ve decided to host a bandage knit-along for January 2008 and invite you to join me. You don’t even have to do anything until after the holidays.
Bandages are inexpensive and super easy to knit, even for a lame knitter like me—but my heart is in each stitch. Making even one bandage will help someone who is suffering and is something you can do in one evening while watching a movie.
Just email me with your name and blog URL (my email link is in the right-hand column) and whether you need the knitting or crochet instructions. I’ll post a list of participants and link to your blog (you aren’t required to have a blog though).
I will email you my mailing address along with the simple pattern and preparation instructions when you sign up.
Bandages should be at my house by January 25 so I can package and ship them.
~ Loves Many Cloths~ Ravelry
~ Touching Others With Leprosy blog