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Sleeping Mats

Sleeping Mats

One of Midwest Mission's projects is making Plarn Sleeping Mats. Plarn is plastic yarn made out of plastic grocery bags. The Sleeping Mats are sent internationally and locally. They are great for those who need a barrier between them and the hard ground. They have been sent for disaster relief, for the homeless, and for those who need temporary sleeping arrangements.

Make Sleeping Mats | The Loom

There are two ways you can participate in making Sleeping Mats.

1. Make Plarn -- We need people to make the plarn used in the sleeping mats. 

Collect plastic grocery bags, cut them following the video below, and bring them to Midwest Mission, a Permanent Collection Site, or a church that has a loom. 

2. Make the Sleeping Mats -- We make and send out looms to churches so they can make Sleeping Mats. Having a loom set up in your church's lobby or fellowship hall is a great way for people to do a couple minutes of mission work, all while fellowshipping with fellow Christians. If your church is interested in making Sleeping Mats, let us know! You can collect plarn or grocery bags, and use the loom before/after service, or whenever you'd like. The completed mats could be handed out to local homeless populations or shelters, or you can bring finished mats to Midwest Mission or a Permanent Collection Site near you.

To request a loom for your location, click here.

How to Use the Loom + Cut Bags

Forms + Tips

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