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 at the Franciscan Center in Baltimore. Geri has now moved to Florida and no longer makes mats for the Center.
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 and Geri found so many people were happy to save their bags for her. “If anyone wishes to learn how to crochet the mats, please see the video below for easy Instructions” or email Geri for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are a few pictures of sleeping mats crocheted by Geri: