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Mercy Mats for the Homeless

  • 05/17/2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wauwatosa Public Library 7635 West North Ave. (76th and North)


  • Thank you for registering to attend the Mercy Mats project. Feel free to bring any clean plastic bags you may have from the grocery store/Target, etc. so we can reuse them, but Mercy Mats will bring bags as well.

Please enter one registration for your entire family.
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Thank you for your interest!  Member registration is now open.

We've had requests for weekday evening projects and here is a new opportunity on a new night!  


On Thursday 5/17 we will be prepping materials and even crocheting sleeping mats for local homeless people, made out of plastic bags.  Several volunteers from Mercy Mats of West Allis will help us learn how to do this project and then they will distribute the bags to a homeless shelter they work with in Milwaukee. 

There is a job for everyone, including sorting bags, flattening bags, making plarn (you got it, plastic yard made from the plastic bags) and then crocheting the plarn into the mats. 

Making one mat is quite labor intensive, but what a difference a mat makes to the person who will receive it!  You can check on the Mercy Mats West Allis Facebook page for more info on their weekly Wednesday projects (all are welcome, just drop in) as well as pictures of past recipients. 

Open to members of all ages. No capacity limit. 


PO Box 1854 Brookfield, WI  53008 

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