Sleeping mats for the homeless

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Now to a story that makes us Philly Proud.

A Delaware woman is helping homeless people have a comfortable place to sleep, by sewing sleeping mats out of materials discarded by a local hospital.

Gaye Harley is a case manager at Saint Francis Healthcare.

When a local homeless shelter closed last year, she decided to start sewing mats and bags from leftover operating room materials.

On each item, she sews in a tag reading "you are loved".

The project snowballed and now her colleagues are getting involved.

So far, they have donated more than 200 items to the homeless.
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