Making a Difference from the Ground Up

Up-Cycled Floor Mats Making Life More Comfortable for the Homeless

Small actions make a big difference when we give back to benefit our community. “Store it Forward” is a collection of charitable initiatives powered by StorageMart and our customers.

In the true spirit of StorageMart’s charity initiative, “Store it Forward,” a group of folks in Bevier, Missouri have been spending countless hours weaving floor pads out of recycled shopping bags and then donating them to homeless shelters.

“We were looking for a community project to do in our church, and this has really become bigger than life.” said Connie Argotsinger, one of the organizers of the project.

Argotsinger went on to say, “The fact that we can make a recycled product that is lightweight to carry, yet comfortable to sit or sleep on has rallied many volunteers throughout our community to come by and create these awesome mats for the homeless.”

StorageMart heard of this inspiring community project and commissioned these volunteers to create a smaller sitting version to sell at the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival at the end of September in Columbia, Missouri. All proceeds from the mat sales will be donated to a “Store it Forward” charity partner.