LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Everyone has plastic grocery bags lying around at home, but one group is putting them to good use.

Compassionate Creations turns those old plastic bags into plarn -- a type of plastic yarn. Then they crochet a large sleeping mat for the homeless.

Volunteers say crocheting with plastic is not easy. It takes up to 50 hours to make one mat and each one uses over 1,000 plastic bags.

"I think a lot of times, the homeless people feel very alone, and having this is a labor of love, and it shows that we took the time to do this," said Lynette Lee, founder of Compassionate Creations.

Compassionate Creations is sharing space with the non-profit, My Dog Eats First. If you'd like to volunteer or drop off plastic bags, which are always needed, you can do so by visiting their location at 2509 Portland Avenue in Louisville.

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