Monday, January 28, 2008

Junie Moon's Bandage Brigade 2008 Final Report

Although I did not in all honesty plan this, I just discovered that World Leprosy Day was honored yesterday, the last Sunday of January—just as our bandages of care are about to wing their way to leprosy patients in Vietnam. The synchronicity amazes me!

Amanda Cathleen's daughter Corra made this sweet tag to accompany her bandages.

Together we knitted or crocheted 69 bandages. When laid out end-to-end, we created 276 feet of love.

Linda (coordinator of Touching Others With
Leprosy) and I were exchanging emails Sunday about the end of the Junie Moon Bandage Brigade effort. She is thrilled with our final count and sends a message to all of you, “Please pass my thanks on to all of your participants. Your group's participation will bring our overall total up to 1,007!”

We care where most people pretend the problem doesn’t exist. Thank you is such an inadequate thing to say when you have done so much for others; but my thanks to each of you is truly heartfelt.

Junie Moon’s Bandage Brigade Participants

  1. Alice: Inspired Tokens
  2. Amanda Cathleen: Mistress Stash Enhancer
  3. Anna: Thimbleanna
  4. Beth: Beth Leintz
  5. Beth S.: non-blogger
  6. Carole P.: non-blogger
  7. Catherine: Wing of a Bird
  8. Clarice: Storybook Woods
  9. Darla: Bayside to Mountainside
  10. Deb: Homespun Living
  11. Diana: Knit This Too
  12. Heidi M.: non-blogger
  13. Jan M.: Flickr
  14. Joni: Yummers
  15. Judy N.: non-blogger
  16. June: Junie Moon
  17. Karen M.: non-blogger
  18. Karen: Weathertop Farm
  19. Kelli: Africankelli
  20. Lynn: Craftstew
  21. Mary Lou L.: non-blogger
  22. Meg: Meg’s Garden
  23. Millie H.: non-blogger
  24. Mrs. Staggs: A Happy Miscellany
  25. Robyn: Happy House of Haas
  26. Rosie: Rosie’s Whimsy
  27. Rosemary: Cozy Rosy
  28. Saucy: Bloggedy Blog Blog


Penny Sanford Fikes said...

June, BRAVO to you! If I had been able to catch up in reading my favorite blogs (including your blog), I would have volunteered to knit or crochet bandages also.

Leprosy has intrigued me for a long time. The armadillo is the only warm-blooded animal known to carry the leprosy virus...and yet it seems to be unaffected by it. Scientists are studying the armadillo to see if there is a possible cure under its pre-historic-looking shell.

We have armadillo here in Mississippi, but we do not touch a carcass without wearing gloves and washing instantly with bleach!

Leprosy is on the rise in the United States, and some researchers are warning about a serious epidemic developing here in the leprosy epidemic that recently hit Brazil, etc.

Read this:

Bravo to you for the bandages of love. I hope the recipients will know the bandages were lovingly made by ladies with warm, giving hearts here in America!


Vonna said...

What a super thing that everyone did to contribute to this cause. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Yummers! said...

Thank you, Junie Moon. You made this all possible and it was a lot of work on your part.

Applause to you, Junie Moon!!

Pat said...

Congratulations and big warm {{{HUGS}}} to everyone who contributed to this fine endeavor. It is so wonderful to see such an example of giving of one's time and talent to help those less fortunate. You make the world a better place.
I hope to learn to knit so I can help also next time.

rohanknitter said...

Yea, 69 bandages!

Diana said...

That's great and it was a blessing to be a part of it!

Jan said...

Fantastic June! I knew you would get a great response from your readers. And the little 'love' tag is just precious.

Sunny Kristi said...

Wonderful job to all of you ladies and also to Junie for organizing this!

Random fact I found out today: Did you know there is no national holiday celebrating any woman or women? But aren't there so many who are so deserving? An older friend of mine is in a organization which, amongst other things (advocating women) is pushing to get Jane Adams honored with a special national holiday.

Junie, you really make an effort to make the world a better place with your love in anyway you can. That is what it is all about.

Rosemary said...

What a great thing you all did.
You should be very proud.
Have a great day!!

twinkle said...

I didn't knit one but I offer a prayer...
Father in heaven, how HOLY is Your Name. Your Hands are so creative and giving. Thank You for these loving hands that worked to reveal Your Compassion to those who are hurting. I pray that You would use these gifts to touch hearts with Your Love and Compassion. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, 69 bandages, how exciting !!!!! xoxoxo Clarice

Saucy said...

June, you are in inspiration in kindness and giving to all of us! Sending hugs across the internet...xoxoxo

Rosie's Whimsy said...

How super cool! It was so great to be part of it. You are such a good role model. I was so Thankful to be part of something outside my own little life. Your the best, June!

see you there! said...

June, thank you for organizing this and for all the work you did to make it happen. I was delighted to join in and never would have had the opportunity if you hadn't created the Brigade.


a pink-bee said...

This is so awesome what everyone has done and all that you did Junie, in getting it all ready. :)

Jennifer said...


I think this is a wonderful thing you've organized! Is this something you do yearly or??? Next time, please send me the info. I would love to participate!


Lynn said...

Oh June, 69 bandages! Thank you for organizing this!

Inspired Tokens said...

I have goosebumps...thank you Junie-Moon for sharing this wonderful and caring project! I'll begin knitting now for next year's 'bandage brigade'.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a lot of bandages! I'm glad I was able to help out in such a small way.

Unknown said...

Junie, can one still make bandages out of the Sugar'n Cream to donate, or do all the organizations now want them made out of #10 crochet yarn. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Junie, do you know if one can still donate bandages made with the Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn, or do all the organizations require the size #10 crochet yard. Thanks in advance.