During the holidays as we are thinking of our loved ones, we often also think of those in need. The homeless population who have to battle the elements of wind, weather, snow, and chilly temperatures come to mind. I've written about ways to help the homeless hardships many times before.
News stories have been popping up over the last 2 years of different women and groups engaging in a new kind of quilting bee. Turning plastic bags into "plarn" (or "plastic yarn"), the "bag ladies" are making a difference--making plastic bags into beds. 3' x 6' bed mats, which then in turn recycles like a champ given each bed takes 600--700 bags out of landfills and turns them into something useful, helpful, and important!
For directions about how to make it, check out one of these three links to websites that will show you how to put your old plastic bags to good use!
Image from http://thesavvyage.com/turn-your-plastic-bags-into-sleeping-mats/, http://sustainablog.org/2015/05/diy-plarn-mats-for-the-homeless-a-great-use-for-plastic-shopping-bags/; video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o_NVuMXcZU
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Helping the Homeless Rest Easier
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