“Plarn” is plastic yarn made from repurposed plastic shopping and newspaper bags and can be used to make sleeping mats for those experiencing homelessness. Nassau is partnering with our Interfaith Stitchers for Peace and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen to make “plarn” sleeping mats for their clients who are in need of a sleeping surface that is more comfortable than pavement, a hard floor, or a simple cot. It takes 500 bags to make one mat.
Join us and:
1) Collect clean, dry grocery store plastic and newspaper bags and bring them to the church where bins are ready outside the church office.
2) Use the written instructions to cut bags, tie them together, and create a plarn ball and drop them in the bins outside the church office.
3) Use the instructions to crochet / knit mats on your own.
4) Learn to do it all and attend one of our workshops on Sundays:
Sep. 8: 10:15–11:15 am & 12:00-1:00 pm, Niles Chapel
Sep. 15: 10:15–11:00 am, Niles Chapel
Sep. 15: 12:15–1:30 pm with the Senior Adult Lunch, Assembly Room
Sep. 22: 10:15–11:00 am, Niles Chapel