Our Story

Sarah's Bag Ladies is comprised of a loose collection of volunteer groups, organizations, companies and individuals who are committed to both recycling and to helping the homeless in Tarrant County.

We are focused on teaching community members how to convert used grocery bags into plastic yarn. This yarn is then given to volunteers who crochet mats for the homeless. We are also engaged in community education on recycling and reusing plastic.

Working with the Salvation Army in Fort Worth and Arlington, as well as other organizations that serve the homeless populations, our mats are distributed to those who are unable to secure shelter.

We collaborate with UT-Arlington students, faculty and organizations on campus to collect bags, create 'plarn' and crochet mats. Additionally, some groups on campus also prepare 'care packages' in gallon ziplock bags to be distributed along with the mats. 

Sarah Zink is the founder and Executive Director of SBL. The group formally organized in 2015, and became a 501©3 in the summer of 2019. All donations are used to further the work and reach of the organization.


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