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On Wednesday 10/23 we will be joining the Mercy Mats volunteers at their regular weekly project at the West Allis Library to prepare materials for sleeping mats for local homeless people, made out of plastic bags.
Volunteers from Mercy Mats of West Allis will help new volunteers learn how to do this work, and then they will later distribute the completed mats to a homeless shelter they work with in Milwaukee. NOTE: our SBK leader will arrive at 5pm, but you're welcome to join the MM crew earlier! They love having SBK helpers.
There is a job for everyone, including sorting bags, flattening bags, making plarn (you guessed it...plastic yard made from the plastic bags!) and for the crafty people in the group, crocheting the plarn into mats.
Making one mat is quite labor intensive and takes multiple weeks, 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 unless you have a large group, then please contact them through FB Messenger prior.
Open to members of all ages. Max 7 families.
You do not need to stay the entire time, but please plan to stay for at least an hour to maximize the amount we can contribute to their efforts.