Making Mercy Mats with Sunbeam Kids at the West Allis Public Library

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Event Series Free


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Event Series Event Series: Sunbeam Kids 2024 Activities
  • June 12 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • West Allis Public Library – Constitution Room (ground floor): 7421 W National Ave West Allis WI

Making Mercy Mats for People Experiencing Homelessness

On Wednesday, June 12th join Sunbeam Kids from 4:00-5:30 pm to assist the Mercy Mats volunteers at their regular weekly project preparing materials for sleeping mats for local people experiencing homelessness…made out of plastic bags that may have otherwise ended up in the landfill!

Volunteers from Mercy Mats of West Allis will help new volunteers learn how to do this work, and then they will later distribute the completed mats to a homeless shelter they work with in Milwaukee. Making one mat is quite labor intensive and takes multiple weeks, but what a difference a mat makes to the person who will receive it!  

There is a job for everyone, including sorting bags, flattening bags, making plarn (you guessed it…plastic yard made from the plastic bags!). If you crochet and want to learn to assembling a full mat at home, please find Donna to request information.

We have space for 5 SBK families to join, and all ages are welcome (although project itself is generally best for age 3 or older)! Feel free to bring along any single use plastic bags you have at home (optional). 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This project is currently open to members* but we will be happy to open it up to guests if space allows approximately one week prior to the project date.  Please only sign up if you know you can attend. We understand illness and emergencies do come up so if you register and can no longer attend, please let us know ASAP so we can fill your spot. A big thank YOU for lending a little hand

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It’s Mercy Matt Making Time MKE!)


West Allis Public Libary
7421 W National Ave
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
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(414) 302-8503
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