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Bags to Beds

$9,226 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 235 people in 20 months
Bags to Beds is a program that I started with the help of other University of Utah students in October of 2017 to benefit the homeless population of Utah (and eventually others as well). Bags to Beds was started to make a difference in 3 main areas: supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, creating meaningful volunteer opportunities and using sustainable materials to reduce waste and create a product all at once. I was inspired to act when I found out that people in my city were simply not making it through cold nights on the ground, and I knew something had to be done.


The step by step process that makes one bed starts with cutting up used plastic grocery bags, tying the pieces into yarn, and crocheting that yarn into 3’ by 6’ sleeping mats.


Donations will help us collect bags, send volunteers into communities to teach the skills involved in our project, buy supplies, and transport our mats to the population we serve!

I can’t thank you enough for your support!

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Yesterday we handed out 50 mats thanks to your help! Now we have to push to get as many more done through the winter as we can- unfortunately we had to turn people in need away. Share and spread the word!
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We can't thank everyone enough for your support! We are going in to our busiest time of the year as the cold months approach- please share with friends and family! Every donation and every volunteer gets us closer to a zero fatality winter!
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This last few days has been AMAZING! Thank you for all the support- please share and promote, we're almost at our goal! With your help, we can finish enough mats to make a HUGE difference this winter!
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$9,226 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 235 people in 20 months
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$50
Oliver Lange
1 month ago
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$10
Rashelle Azaula
1 month ago
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$19
Andrew Kong
2 months ago
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
SS
$5
Skyler Smith
2 months ago
$18
Rhona Bronson
2 months ago
$5
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2 months ago
$25
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2 months ago
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2 months ago
$50
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