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*Image above shows delivery of mats from some of our special friends:
The Bag Ladies of Flint Baptist Church 

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WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE DO
We make Plastic Bag Sleeping Mats by repurposing clean, used plastic bags to help the homeless.  The mats are cushioned and serve as a moisture and temperature barrier from the ground.  They are portable, durable, and a deterrent to bed bugs, and they can also prevent life-threatening bed sores.  It takes a community to help the homeless. Please join us and help the homeless in our community.  There is never a shortage of need, but a great shortage of caring hearts and helping hands. We need YOU! There is NOTHING we do during a workshop (other than social interraction) that you can't also do from home.  For more information, send a note in the box at the bottom of this page and include your email address.

 Our Workshops are held on Wednesday mornings from 10 am til Noon at

Southern Oaks Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 600 E Amherst St., Tyler  

With COVID19 we ask all our volunteers to *STAY SAFE, *STAY INFORMED, and PLEASE *FOLLOW ALL HEALTH PRECAUTIONS.
REMEMBER:  We are also a great "work from home" opportunity!

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Due to the COVID19 virus and the health requirements of social distancing, WE HAVE LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE IN OUR WEEKLY WORKSHOPS. Please call (903)590-0582 to reserve your place.

It is our strong desire to continue to help the homeless as well as keep our Volunteers safe.  

NO, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING BAGS AT THIS TIME. Please check back here for updates. At present, we have an overabundance of bags. God bless you and God bless our faithful Volunteers.
We ALWAYS need new volunteers. The work is abundant, but the workers are few.

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Caring Hearts & Helping Hands handing off our first sleeping mats to Jesus Closet for delivery to area homeless. We have delivered over 500 sleeping mats to the homeless as of 9/1/2022.
(April 2017)

 

Before mats are sent out for delivery, they are prayed over by some of our volunteers as we pray also for those who will be the recipients of each mat. We then deliver mats to Jesus Closet, a ministry of Faith Community Church in Tyler, and to the Salvation Army, and the Hwy. 80 Rescue Mission, located in Tyler and Longview, TX, We have also sent mats to Our Calling, a homeless ministry volunteering in the inner city of Dallas, Tx. 
(Updated: January 2021)

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