While not all students are a fan of group projects, this is far from your standard school assignment. Students at a Michigan high school are doing their part to help the homeless in their community by making them sleeping mats.
The mats are crocheted from strips of old plastic bags and provide warmth and insulation. Each mat uses about 500 to 700 plastic grocery bags, thus removing waste from the community as well.
Dubbed “Miles for Mats,” the project is run by students from Three Rivers High School’s National Honor Society. It has a target of creating 880 mats and raising $176,000 in funds for this project and others.
The students plan to distribute the mats to homeless shelter residents, many of whom are vets. If you want to do something similar for America’s homeless vets, sign this petition against spending cuts on homeless vet programs.