A group of students from Three Rivers High School’s National Honor Society in Michigan are giving us a reason to smile. They’ve started a project called A Mile of Mats, where they turn plastic bags into comfortable sleeping mats for the homeless.
According to Huffington Post, the students have a goal of 880 mats in mind and they plan to achieve it.
“There are people that don’t have the things that [these students] have,” NHS advisor Ashley Eby told HuffPost. “This has really opened their eyes and allowed them to see that homelessness is an issue.”
Eby makes it clear that this initiative not only touches on “service,” which is a key part to the organization’s mission, but also teaches students about the troubling issue of homelessness. She says, “They don’t realize there are students working among them in the hallways that don’t have a place to sleep at night,” she said. “They were definitely made more aware of this issue in our area and our community.”
Amazing work, Three Rivers High! Watch the video below to learn more about the initiative.