We are all for neighbors coming together and helping those in need in their communities. Oak Forest, TX neighbor Robin is doing just that by turning other’s trash into a reborn treasure.
Robin is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Houston and participates in the church’s women’s group, which gathers to help programs and initiatives that contribute to making their community better. One of the projects they are working on is making “plarn” mats. Plarn (plastic yarn) is made by cutting up recycled plastic bags that can then be used as a string for crocheting. The plarn mats are then distributed to homeless members of the community.
When they started to run low on plastic bags to crochet, Robin turned to Nextdoor to see if any of her neighbors had any laying around that they could use. The response was tremendous, with over 130 responses and “Thanks” on one of her posts! In fact, neighbors have continued to drop bags off at Robin’s porch weeks after her original post. Robin and the other volunteers are now able to continue making mats for the homeless in the area throughout the year. Last Christmas, the group gave out more than 20 mats.
Additionally, the Women’s Club work on quilts that they give to community members who are battling cancer. If you have plastic bags or are interested in learning more about the Women’s Club at Trinity Lutheran Church, you can give them a call at (713) 224-0684.