‘Bag Ladies’ Turn Plastic Bags into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

‘Bag Ladies’ Turn Plastic Bags into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

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A group of Tennessee women who call themselves “The Bag Ladies” have crocheted themselves a niche where they can help the homeless and save the environment at the same time.

They are collecting plastic bags and turning them into sleeping mats using kindness and crochet hooks.

“It’s addictive,” Janice Akin said, according to a report from WGN TV. “It gets to the point that you do two or three and you say, ‘Hey, I’m actually making a difference in someone’s life.’ and you want to do more.

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They get together every Thursday at Second Baptist Church in Union City, cut the bags into strips and crochet away the day.

The Bag Ladies aren’t the only ones using this clever idea. Honor Students in Michigan are weaving “Miles of Mats” for the homeless, while keeping pesky plastic out of the landfills and rivers.

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