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Operation Bedroll is underway!

Operation Bedroll is a joint project of the USC School of Law Library and Pro Bono Program.  The goal is to re-purpose clean, used plastic bags into bedrolls for the local homeless population.

The motto is: Create—-Conserve——Care

Bring your plastic bag stash to one of the collection boxes located in the pantry across from the Pro Bono Office, the Reference Desk in the Law Library and near the microwave in the Commons.

The bags will be collected and repurposed into “plarn”  plastic yarn!  The plarn will be crocheted  into bedrolls!

Why are plastic bedrolls best for the homeless population?  The plastic web creates a barrier between the person, sleeping bag or blanket and the ground, resulting in less loss of body heat and a drier surface  There are a myriad of reasons why someone is sleeping outside, sometimes by choice and other times because they have fallen on hard times.  Homelessness is complicated but as human beings they deserve our kindness and care,  It can all start with a plastic bag!

STAR Volunteer- Walker Berry!

Why is Walker Berry a Star Volunteer?  It just might be because he did not let being a 3l stand in his way, he just completed the 30 hours of  Lexington County Juvenile Arbitration training.  He even volunteered during the training for the mock hearing!  Now he will be listening to parents, victims and young offenders as they each describe an event and decide what sanctions should be be levied against the youth.  It is all about getting a second chance to make a better decision!

Thanks Walker!

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