At Bags Into Beds we make sustainable beds for the homeless that are stuffed entirely with single-use plastics such as plastic grocery bags. We are a new nonprofit and in the process of streamlining the bed's design. This has proven to be a slow process as the one in charge of designing and sewing is self taught and relatively inexperienced. That person is me... The CEO and when I tell people how to sew it feels like the blind leading the blind. We could really use someone with experience to assist in refining the new design and teaching me some fundamental aspects of sewing so I may better lead others. Ideally the volunteer will be located in Los Angeles but that is not necessary.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Bags Into Beds
5838 Gregory Ave., #204, Los Angeles, CA 90038, US
Protecting the environment from plastic film pollution while uplifting the homeless literally and figuratively.
Bags Into Beds is a 501(c)(3) that uses plastic bags and other films as a plush stuffing in beds for the homeless inhabiting southern California. The immediate goal of the project is to prevent plastic films from entering landfills, waterways and other natural areas while repurposing the plastic for something of greater use. The immediate goal is to employ individuals to aid in the manufacturing of and distribution of said beds to communities in need around the state. However, we are currently focused on refining the concept to better serve the almost 60,000 homeless individuals in L.A.
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.