Mats That Matter

When Volunteer Mary Caruso said she wanted to collect plastic bags to make mats for the homeless, the response from our participants was great. Mary uses plastic bags of all types to make mats for homeless folks because the bags are inexpensive, recyclable, and they provide a bit of cushion and weather protection. She even uses the leftover bag scraps to stuff pillow cases.

After crocheting a stack of mats, she visits Philadelphia each month and distributes the mats and pillows to those those living in poor conditions or on the streets.

We’re happy to share that Mary has volunteered to teach our participants how to make plastic bag mats so that they can be part of this worthwhile outreach project.  Please join Mary on Wednesdays at 12:45pm through September 26 to make mats for the homeless using our collected plastic bags.

Volunteers are needed to cut, fold, roll, sort, and crochet. Instructions and supplies will be provided. If possible, please bring any plastic bags you have, a pair of scissors, and a large crochet hook. For more information or to register, visit our front desk or call 215-723-5841.