Homeless Mat Construction
August 6th (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
August 22nd (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Fairview has a team of people currently crocheting sleep mats for the homeless. They would like for you to join them. The neat thing about the mat is, because of the construction, it keeps the person dry as they are lying on it when the ground is wet. Mats are made out of the plastic bags you get from your grocery store, drug store, Walmart, etc. It takes about 600 plastic bags to make one, along with 100 hours of time. Do not worry if you do not know how to crochet because there are many other ways you can contribute. People are needed to straighten the bags, fold them, cut them, and tie the strips together, all before the crocheting into the mat can begin. Monthly work schedules are First Tuesday, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm, and Third Thursday, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, of each month in the Fairview Fellowship Hall. The meeting dates for August are listed above. As I am sure you already understand, one mat is a tremendous labor of love! Please join the team.