Mats for the Homeless

Did you know?

  • Plastic grocery bags can be crocheted into mats for the homeless?
  • It takes about 700 bags to make 1 mat?
  • Volunteers at Corpus Christi have made more than 600 mats!?!
  • YOU can help the homeless, right here in Phoenix, by turning your plastic shopping bags into “plastic yarn” -- PLARN?!

We need volunteers to turn bags into plastic yarn.
Clean bag donations are accepted in the large bin in the vestibule of the church.
Rolls of PLARN donations are even better!!

Watch Marsha’s tutorial for cutting the bags, “stringing” the bags and making a ball of PLARN!

Join Us!

Saturday, September 29 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Rooms 7 & 8

Learn to cut bags and make “plarn” that will be used to crochet sleeping mats for the homeless. Bring helping hands and a refillable personal water bottle. There’s no age limit, but volunteers will be asked to flatten bags, cut with sharp scissors, or connect the cuttings.