Send Knitted Bandages to The Dove Fund

Where to Send Knitted Bandages

Send Knitted bandages

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an on-going effort YOU CAN STILL SEND your bandages.

The information below this paragraph was related to a specific 2014 delivery deadline but the need continues. If you can help PLEASE continue to read and ignore the dates.


The DOVE Fund  needs knitted bandages by November 15, 2014. There is a group of Veterans leaving in December to the leprosy colony in Vietnam.

These precious souls love getting the highly needed and greatly cherished hand made bandages. Knowing that someone took the time to send knitted bandages gives them a sense of being loved. Like a yarnny hug.

If you knit, crochet or loom please consider participating in this beatiful project. Below is the email I received from them. Please take a few minutes to read it if you can, There is some update useful information.


I had written about this charity last year.

To read the complete post that includes, supply List,  Guidelines and Free Knit , Crochet and Loom Patterns: Click Here.

Scroll down to get the address to send your knitted bandages.

If you don’t want to knit or can’t for what ever reason you can still help. Here is the information in a PDF for easy distribution to friends and family who can send knitted bandages to the Dove Fund: Leprosy Bandages Handout PDF

Deadline: November 15, 2014

Leprosy Bandages


From: The D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade

All you busy Bandage Brigade volunteers out there; the time has come to send in your completed bandages so they can begin their exciting journey to Vietnam.

A BIG thank you for all the bandages that have already been sent it. Please share this “call for bandages” with any friends who may also be helping with them.

This shipment will be personally escorted in December 2014 by veterans returning to Vietnam on behalf of the D.O.V.E. Fund.

This year we are asking you to ship your bandages direct to D.O.V.E. Fund Board Member. Roland Southard in Ohio (see address below).
We need to have everything for this departure received in Ohio no later than November 15, 2014, then we can all start working on another batch for next year.

Preparing the bandage for its trip:
Each bandage should be washed, dried, rolled up and secured with a safety pin. When you roll them up, PLEASE double check that you have woven in the ends of the thread (after doing all the work of making them, we want to make sure they do not unravel from having loose ends hanging).
Then put them in a zip loc bag, several to a bag is fine.
PLEASE do not forget to enclose in your box a sheet of paper (8 1/2 x 11) with your name, address, phone and e-mail contact info (if available).
Shipping, Tracking & Notification:

All bandages should be shipped direct to our new East Coast Bandage Brigade collection location addressed like this:


Send Knitted Bandages to:
The D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade
Roland Southard
115 East Back Ray Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Ship your bandages as economically as you can. They are not fragile, parcel post works fine and if you just have a few feel free to send them in a sturdy envelope. If you get tracking as a shipping option you will be able to verify their arrival online.

I will also send you a thank you e-mail once the package has arrived and been logged in at our location.
With this new shipment The D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade will have delivered over 20,000 bandages to Vietnam since we began in 2008. Together we are really making a difference!

I am attaching a copy of our current handout for your use and to share with other friends who may want to work on this project as well. The attachment is in Word let me know if you would like to have it sent to you in pdf as well.

Let me know if you have questions or if you have moved on to other projects and wish to be removed from this list.

May you all be blessed for your generous work on this special project!

Linda Stocker

Send knitted bandages
The D.O.V.E. Fund Trustee
The D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade

Comments: 13

  1. Theodosia March 31, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I am making bandages now. Are you or someone still accepting these bandage. and where am I to send them.

  2. Rick February 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I was wondering if you are still doing the bandages. Is so do I use a even wrap to cast on. Thank you

    • Denise Canela February 11, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Rick – I did this post to inform folks about this awesome group – but I am not in charge – there is a link on the post for a contact. As for the knitting – are you asking if you should do an e-Wrap cast-on?

      • Rick February 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        Yes if I should do a e- wrap thank you

        • Denise Canela February 19, 2016 at 8:53 pm

          Noooo ….. e-Wrap is way to loose – better the Uwrap. Here is a post on the Knit stitches: Click HERE

  3. Rick February 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I want to start making bandages. Do you still need them.
    I need to know what stitch to cast on my loom. I have the required loom. Thank you

  4. May Olson December 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I have been asking about this project for quite awhile. I first read about making bandages on my church website under Humanitarian. There was really nothing there to make me believe that this effort was on going. I used to head up a humanitarian group at my local Ward but it was disbanded and we were told to just work in the community. I am going to see if I can get some of the ladies who worked with me previously to help out here. After Christmas seems to be the best for me.

    • Denise Canela December 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      May THANK YOU soooooooooooooooooo much for your interest. YES this effort is ongoing and VERY much in need of more love bandages. On behalf of these poor souls I thank you and those that will join you. Let me know if you need any more information.

  5. Geri October 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I loom knit, it says here that I need a different hook to make the bandages.. I see on amazon where I can get the smaller loom, but why a different hook? Thanks. Geri

    • Denise Canela October 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Hi Geri, Amazon has several sock looms but I have NOT seen the EFG loom. I just went back again and I still do not see it. Please make sure that is says Extra Fine Gauge specifically otherwise it won’t work correctly. The “Yarn” the Dove fund wants you to use is actually thread and if your hook is somewhat dull you’re going to have a hard time with it. That is why I suggest the KB hook. Anyway, it just a better hook over all.
      Hope that helps,

  6. Patricia Johnson October 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Hi, I am glad you sent me and email for the bandages. I must apologize that I don’t have any done at the moment but I will get on them. I may be able to get some done before the deadline. Are there other things that I could also do to help please let me know. All I can give is my time and thread or yarns for other patterns. One does not hear about leporsy anymore. I have had a lot on my plate the last few months I wish you had reminded me sooner to give me time to start the bandages but I will do my best to get as many done as I can to help those that need them.


    Pat Johnson

    • Denise Canela October 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Hi Patricia, thank you for your offer to help. I agree that we don’t hear about leprosy in our comfortable country. Please contact Linday Stocker at She loves to help get folks set-up. And don’t worry about the deadline- the Dove Fund has been delivering these bandages for 14 years – there is ALWAYS next year.
      denise 🙂

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