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Homeless Mats

Beech Grove resident Jackie Jacobson recently discovered a project on the Internet to help homeless folks: a bed mat.

The bed mat is made from plastic bags. Each mat takes 700 bags and 72 hours of work. Beech Grove school system students collected more than 60,000 bags for this incredible undertaking. Jackie would love to have additional youth groups partner with her kids from Beech Grove United Methodist Church. She is willing to come and teach your group how to cut bags into strips and roll them into balls. After the bags are tied together, the kids roll the strips into balls that will eventually be ?crocheted? into 36-x-72-inch mats.

The mat is waterproof, insulates from the ground, and is resistant to insects.