Archive for the ‘Notes’ Category

May 2016

When we report that we send out from this location 6000 sleeping bags a year, it must be prefixed by telling you that many people send  7’x7’ square tops to us through the mail.

They make the tops from their left over material. We put a flat sheet on the back side, add neckties for straps. We then take them to a workshop to be finished and made into a sleeping bag.

Our thanks to each of you that have made the top. You are very valuable in the sleeping bag project. Thank you for what you do. You are savings lives.

April 2016

Keeping our homeless neighbors warm is a serious issue this time of year.

Depending on your area, both warmth and cold can impact their well being.

In warm climates, rain and dampness need to be managed. A raincoat can be made from a plastic leaf bag. In colder climates that same leaf bag can block the wind. Since most groups put a simple health kit containing a change of underwear and other small toiletries together and slip it into the sleeping bag, a plastic leaf bag could be beneficial as a drop cloth or a wet weather coat.