Students Use Grocery Bags To Make Something Incredible For The Homeless
How do you recycle your grocery bags? These high school students in Michigan are doing a very unique project with them. They are crocheting sleeping mats for the homeless! How neat is that?
The National Honor Society at Three Rivers High School said its "Mile of Mats" project is aimed at making enough crocheted grocery bag sleeping mats to stretch for an entire mile. Each 6x4 foot mat uses anywhere from 500-700 grocery bags! Not to mention hours of work. They are seeking donations of any grocery bags people have.
"Its not an individual sport," Ashley Eby, the school's NHS adviser, told WXMI-TV. "We've got a lot of people involved. And really that's what NHS is all about -- is getting our community involved and being able to serve and help all together."
They are aiming for a goal of 880 mats and asking community members to pledge $200 per mat, with an aim of raising $176,000 for the NHS and other community projects. The crocheting group is also seeking donations of crocheting needles and recyclable plastic grocery bags.
"Its [means] quite a bit to be able to give back to the community, especially the homeless who, no one really realizes how many homeless people are here in Michigan," junior Michael Hayes said.