Woman contributes to homeless people with her crafting

It’s never too late to share your talents with the world.

That’s our takeaway after reading the story in Monday’s Sun-Gazette of Dorothy Weaver.

Now in her 90s, this Loyalsock Township resident has been spending lots of time crocheting. And it’s not just doilies, afghans and hats that she’s crafting.

Rather, it’s mats for the homeless.

These are not ordinary mats made from ordinary yarn either.

Made from plastic bags, the multi-colored mats are waterproof.

She tells us that she likes to use different colors of bags as it makes them more attractive. She’s looking for bags that have blue, green and red in them.

As we see it, Dorothy Weaver may think she is making a mat, but she also is taking one small step toward saving the planet by recycling used bags and keeping them out of the landfill, at least for the time being.

What a wonderful way to spend some time during this pandemic, being of service to others.

Our hat goes off today to Dorothy Weaver.


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