Mat Makers Are in Need of Help

Mary Shelor

Thank you again for all the plastic bags that everyone continues to save and drop off for the Mat Makers to make water bottle holders, bags, and sleeping bags for the homeless of Phoenix. However, we have more bags than we have room to store, so we are asking you to hang onto your bags for a month or so until we play catch-up. Or why don’t you join us? We could really use some more hands to flatten out, cut, and roll into plarn (plastic yarn) and crochet. And we’re willing to teach you if you don’t know how.

We still meet in the Hopi Room on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It’s nice and cool (you’re not running up your own electric bill), and we have lots of interesting conversations. Of course, we share our latest jokes and share information on our favorite doctors, window washers, and where to get a great pedicure. We’ve been known to discuss how to get a snake out of your toilet and the sex education we received from our parents. Of course, we always have unlimited stories of growing up and the fun and dumb things we did as kids. So, come and get some laughing in as we help the less fortunate of Phoenix. We are truly blessed to be living in SunBird.