For the past six months 10 and 11-year-old girls, members of Girl Scout Troop 17129 in Cobb County collected thousands of plastic grocery bags.
As part of a service and recycling project the girls then weaved the bags into braids to make soft mattresses for homeless people.
Girl Scout leader Kimberly Heiple says this took many months to execute, “It took from October all the way to April, the girls collected the bags, people donated the bags, it showed commitment.”
Heiple says each plastic mattress is made from approximately 800 to 1,000 plastic grocery bags.
Heiple telling WSB Radio, “I’m super overjoyed and proud of the girls, to see kids this age 10 and 11 years old with a selflessness to give to others like the homeless, that are in need, who are deserving, and at the same time recycling for the world, we are moving a generation to become adults, to carry these qualities and ethics with them into their adulthood.”