Plastic bags are terrible for the environment. Bringing your own bags when shopping is crucial, but many people just haven't gotten into the habit or have bags lying around from before. Rather than throwing them out, you can reuse them by crocheting them into multi-purpose mats (known as 'plarn' – plastic yarn).
In particular plarn can be used as sleeping mats for people without access to shelter. As sleeping mats, they're more hygienic, water proof, easily transportable, and provide protection from the cold concrete. A great way to keep that platstic out of our oceans and landfills, too!
Learn the three steps for the Mats for Hope project. Cut, Connect and Crochet. All are welcome. Please bring plastic bags you have collected. Handled bags are best (ex. Zehrs, Sobey, Home Hardware) Snacks and water will be provided for this afternoon of fellowship, learning and service!
When: Sunday, February 24th from 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: The Safety Village, 7911 Forest Glade, Windsor, ON, N8T 3R7
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