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Marie Kluttz
· about an hour ago
Plarn mats for the homeless is a very worthwhile project. It helps those in need, and it eliminates thousands of plastic bags from going to the landfill. I am happy to be a participant!

I will be picking up a mat from Erika today, and Marie is just about finished. Martha Sommer has 2 complete and a 3rd one well on it's way to being completed. We should be able to deliver the 2nd - 10 mats within the week.

So Haylah received this today. Wow, What an awesome letter!!

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Thank you Mechelle for donating these items. These will also help the homeless with hypothermia. What a blessing.

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We have 5 mats in the basement and expecting another tomorrow. Once we reach 10 they will be delivered.

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According to the EPA, only 12 percent of the category of plastics that included bags, snacks, and wraps ended up getting recylced in 2012.

Patty Murray's Girl Scout Troop helped make plarn tonight and learned about the mats for the homeless. Thank you so much for your help.

Thank you to everyone that is saving bags, flattening bags, cutting bags, crocheting, spreading the word. It definetly takes everyone.

We have 3 mats coming in this week- Thank you to Kathy, Martha and Mechelle.

This project is gaining such momentum. We now have family in Ohio wanting to mail us plarn, new friends in Raleigh wanting to crochet and so many new friends jumping in to help whether through donating bags, creating plarn or crocheting. It is absolutely amazing. There is always room for more so please feel free to recruit for any part of the project.

We lost one crocheter and gained 2 more today.

A couple new recruits today for crocheting. Picked up a mat yesterday and received another today. That puts the total to 12 out of 40.

I went with Haylah to drop off 9 mats to the Salvation Army. They were so very appreciative. There was one gentleman there stating his brother was homeless and how much he would like one. Haylah was blessed to be able to give a mat to him. It's touching to see the impact of this project. Salvation Army officials stated they had seen a few of these in the center. Please help us get the word out and if you have the ability to knit, crochet, or make plarn we would love the help.

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Feel free to share this page with others. The more help the better. Haylah will be delivering some mats tonight to the Salvation Army.

How to make a sleeping mat, or rug using plastic bags. This involves weaving and braiding, but no tools, or crocheting or knitting skills.