I love this idea for a "pay it forward" project. This project reuses plastic bags that are made into a sleeping mat for the homeless. My mother and her friends at Country Meadows in Bridgeville, PA work together to make these mats for the homeless.
They collect plastic bags from relatives and friends. Then they each do what they are capable of doing. Some cut the bags into strips, another makes takes the strip and makes into ball. Another person will crochet the mat. They take a lot of pride in making these mats and asks family members and friends to bring in different colored bags. They want to make not only a useful mat but a beautiful one. Here is a how to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiUC0iDQtkA
Pictured is my Mom and her friend Cecelia with one of the many mats they made together.
Kudos to Mom and her friends for "tikkun olam" (repairing the world) with one good deed at a time!