Thursday, June 15th, 2017

“The Mat Ladies” – Take 2!

Julie Poole and Diane Smith of the Bradenton office were inspired by “The Mat Lady” blog post, so they decided to try their hands at making sleeping mats themselves.  “So after tax season, Diane Smith and I started cutting, tying and crocheting our plastic bags for a mat.”  – Julie Poole

Their first mat was completed at the end of May and they are working on making more. Becky Morris has now joined in and is helping to cut the bags. Once they get an inventory of mats, they will donate them to the Bradenton First Baptist Church who feed the homeless once a week.

The first completed mat

If you recall, a long-time friend of Central Office’s Linda Hutchins requested M&J’s help to donate plastic grocery store bags so that she could make sleeping mats to hand out to the homeless. Click here to re-read “The Mat Lady” blog post.

Great job Julie, Diane and Becky!


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