What is PLARN? Plarn is converting recyclable shopping bags into PL-astic y-ARN Thus the word PLARN. Then the plarn is used to crochet useful items for Our Neighbors Place. Last year we were (thanks to me) a bit too ambitious, as none of us knew what we were getting into or how our ministry would play out. The sleeping mats are 40” X 72” and very labor intensive. But we did it! We collected shopping bags, folded them, cut them into stripes, rolled them, and then crocheted about 25 mats thanks to all of the team including the Springhill team.
This year will be a lot easier. We are planning to make neck rolls/pillows measuring 40” X 18” for our guests. We made a few last year and they were really in demand. Therefore, the decision was made to make neck rolls/pillows for this fall and winter season. Good idea! YES? It is such a privilege and blessing to use our talents to give our guests at Our Neighbors Place some measure of comfort. Don’t you agree?
I know we have enough plarn for our crocheters to begin. But frankly I am unsure of how much plarn we have ready to go. I know there are a few totes full of ready plarn that some of you have been making all summer. Thank you! However, I know the plarn will go fast once the crocheting resumes. The Plarn Team meets every third Wednesday after Connections dinner through March 21, 2018.
If this mission interests you, call the church office at 814-456-4243 and leave a message for Julie Copen.