Plastic Bag Mats for the Homeless

Volunteer Polk has come up with a new idea to keep the homeless warm this season and they’re asking for your helping hands.Crocheting plastic bag together to make a heavy, water-proof mat is the new initiative to comfort those who may be homeless in Polk County. The program kicked off in Bartow where the team of volunteers is asking for all the plastic bags they can get their hands on. Each mat takes about 700 plastic bags. And although it may not sound comfortable or beautiful, it’s actually both. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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