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Bed of Bags: Kansas City woman repurposing plastic bags into beds for people who are homeless

Posted at 7:47 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 08:47:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sarah Stolberg, the creator of "Bed of Bags" is repurposing plastic bags into sleeping mats.

The mats are distributed to people who are homeless in the metro area.

Stolberg has worked with several churches, schools, community groups, offering classes on how to put the mats together.

It takes 1000 plastic bags to make one mat. So far, 75 have been made. 

"It doesn't cost any money to do, but it's something that they can make a direct impact on another human in their community so they are directly influencing someone's life. I love it," Stolberg said.

She said it's also a way to keep the plastic bags out of the landfill. 

She recently decided she wanted to do more, so she started crocheting hats to give out too. She's made about a dozen so far. 

Stolberg said it's one small way to give back and spread kindness.

"There's not enough of that right now, it seems, and so I've been out to a couple of the homeless camps — and you know just to have a connection with another person and try to make those rough nights a little more comfortable if at all possible," Stolberg said.

If you'd like to learn more about Bed of Bags, and classes offered, be sure to check out her Facebook page.