BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!If you think you are cold with all this snow we're getting here in the Pacific Northwest, think for a moment about the orphaned boys and girls in Uganda sleeping on the hard dirt floor with nothing separating them from the heat sucking earth other than a ratty, worn out t-shirt.
I know some people think Africa is always hot. I grew up in Swaziland, Africa and have been to Zambia twice, and I will tell you that at night, it can get downright chilly. Enough to cause the shivers, welcome colds and flues, and keep you from getting a good night sleep.
PLASTIC BAGS TO THE RESCUE!My mother and some friends from her church are knitting and crocheting sleeping pads for orphans in Uganda using PLASTIC BAGS! It's a brilliant use of unwanted trash to make a safe sleeping pad for children in need.
HOW YOU CAN HELP.If you are not using reusable bags to do your shopping, please collect your plastic shopping bags and bring them to MAD Skates' Skate Night on any Monday night from 5:30-8:30pm. I will get those plastic bags to my mother who will crochet them into sleeping pads for Ugandan orphans.
THANKS SO MUCH!