Sleeping Mats for the Homeless Fundraiser Supports The Synergy Project

 Thank you to all that donated bags!  We are no longer collecting bags, but are now in need of volunteers for the next step… crocheting!  A group will be meeting at Camp Fowler on November 6th from 1:30-4:30 pm to work on the project.  Bring Scissors and a size P or Q crochet hook if you have them.

“The Yarnies of Yarnia”, a crochet group of friends have decided on a group project to help out the homeless youth of The Synergy Project.  They will be crocheting sleeping mats out of used plastic shopping bags.  The mats would be approximately 3′ x 5′ and require 500-700 bags just to make one  mat.

You can help by participating in any of the following areas:
  • Donate your stash of bags!  If you have connections to any of the local stores that have a recycle bin of used bags please grab all you can.
  • Help in creating the yarn, which includes flattening, cutting, connecting, and rolling into balls of yarn.
  • Help crocheting the mats.

Drop your grocery bags off at one of the VYH locations:


1615 Northampton St.

Easton, PA 18042



511 E. 3rd St. Suite 28

Bethlehem, PA 18015


531 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pa 18018



524 Walnut St.

Allentown, PA 18101


829 W. Linden St.

Allentown, PA 18101


Delaware County

215 N. Olive Street, Suite 215
Media, PA 19063



1500 Sansom St., Suite 300A

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Questions?  Contact Kim Bjorkman at 610.252.2681.