|Two sleeping mats Myrna has made|
|This mat with its sling holder is on display at Mt. Olive|
Plastic bags can be found everywhere - in trees, ditches, overflowing from drawers, liners for small garbage cans, or wadded up in your back hall closet. I have just learned from the ladies of Mt. Olive in Watertown, South Dakota, these same plastic bags can be used to make sleeping mats for the homeless. Myrna, my source at Mt. Olive said the ladies (and some men) have made about 78 mats this year. Each 6ft mat requires between 500 and 700 bags! If you click on the link it will take you to a YouTube video detailing how it is done.
If you enjoy keeping your hands busy while watching T.V on a chilly winter evening, this might be the project for you. You just need a little storage area for your 700 plastic bags... :)