Making Sleeping Mats out of Plastic Shopping Bags
For several years, our sister, Geri Flynn, OFS has been busy making sleeping mats out of plastic shopping bags for our homeless sisters and brothers for the Franciscan Center in Baltimore.
Geri tells us, “crocheting or knitting these sleeping mats for those who find themselves homeless has been such a pleasure. In addition to providing a lightweight, waterproof surface between the person and the cold, wet ground, they are also an amazingly positive way to utilize plastic bags!”
“Each mat uses up to 500 bags—so much better than the landfill – I find so many people are happy to save their bags for me. Our kids got a kick out of me quietly removing bags from our supermarket recycle bin and the Franciscan Center has been happy to receive them.” 😊
“If anyone wishes to join me in this effort, just let me know and will be happy to share the easy Instructions”: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are a few pictures of sleeping mats crocheted by Geri: