October 26, 2019

Grace Lutheran Church Work Party – Make Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Date(s) - October 26, 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Grace Lutheran Church


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Turning Plastic bags into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless:

Who doesn’t have a drawer-closet-basket chock full of plastic bags just screaming to be recycled and upcycled?
Why not combine your plastic bag stash with a community service project to benefit local shelters and the homeless in your area?
This is a wonderful project where children and adults of all ages can combine their creativity, talents and labor to provide sleeping mats for individuals and organizations in need to weather the elements all by using plastic yarn made from plastic bags.

Members of Grace Lutheran Church will be utilizing used plastic bags by cutting them into strips, tying them together and crocheting them to make sleeping mats for the homeless.
We are need of people to cut the bags and tie the ends together.

Materials To Make A Sleep Mat From Plastic Bags
Plastic bags (500-700 grocery bags)
Knitting needles (size 10 or higher) or crochet needles (Q recommended)

There will be a collection box at Pybus Market on Saturday October 26, 9 am – 2 pm for the collection of used plastic bags as well as at Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington St., where the making of the sleeping mats will take place.

Contact: Grace Lutheran Church – Kay Fisher
Email: threefishers@nwi.net