Our small branch library runs a volunteer operation in which many of our residents — many of them older or disabled — help to make sleeping mats for the needy and homeless. The process, called "plarning," involves cutting regular plastic shopping bags into strips and crocheting them into mats.
These mats are now in every patrol car in Live Oak, Florida, and hundreds of mats were sent to the panhandle of Florida after Hurricane Michael.
Looking for a service project for the holidays? Make sleeping mats for the homeless from plastic bags.