Mats for the Homeless

Due to the abundance of bags already donated, bag collections at the church have been suspended. Our volunteers continue to provide mats for the homeless.

Plarn balls will be accepted at the parish office. Please see the video below for instructions on how to cut plastic bags and weave them together.

We recommend using only the plastic sacks from grocery stores. Other store bags and Walmart bags are not thick or sturdy enough for this process. This also makes the mats more consistent in shape and feel.

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 750 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.

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