Helping Our Homeless Communities, One Yoga Mat at a Time

Making Mats Matter turns your old yoga mat into a sleeping mat for someone who is homeless. We also use your monetary donations to deliver "Love Packs" to homeless people in New York and New Jersey. Each love pack contains essential supplies like hygiene and toiletry products, socks, a waterproof thermal blanket, drinking water, some canned food, a raincoat, and waterproof booties, as well as a sleeping mat made from a recycled yoga mat. (Click here to see our Love Packs.)
We hand-deliver everything ourselves to those in need. We welcome volunteers and donations.
Please take a moment to donate as little as $2 or send us your old yoga mat and help make someone's life a little better. We are currently in the process of being granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

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Making Mats Matter is a New Jersey-based nonprofit corporation in the process of being awarded 501(c)(3) status. No one, including our founder, any existing and future board members, any volunteers, or other members, will ever make any money, or benefit financially in any way, from our work. Our mission is to use 100% of donated funds and products to directly benefit the homeless communities of New York and New Jersey (and eventually other locations). 

HOW IT WORKS

1. YOU DONATE YOUR MATS
Contact Jen by using the CONTACT form on this website to arrange pickup/delivery.
We currently only do pickups from the NJ/NY/PA area, but you are welcome to ship your mat directly to us from any location, globally. Please contact us for our mailing address.

2. WE TURN YOUR MATS INTO SLEEPING MATS 
We fix any damaged mats and sew thin mats together. We also clean and disinfect them, and add a carry belt to each mat.

3. WE HAND DELIVER THEM
We distribute our sleeping mats and love packs by hand around NYC and NJ. We also offer them to homeless shelters who need them.

4. IF YOU PREFER TO DONATE MONEY, WE WILL USE YOUR MONEY TO CREATE A "LOVE PACK" WHICH WE ALSO HAND DELIVER TO SOMEONE IN NEED. 
Each "Love Pack" is a backpack which contains essential supplies like hygiene and toiletry products, socks, a waterproof thermal blanket, drinking water, some canned food, a raincoat, and waterproof booties, as well as a sleeping mat made from a recycled yoga mat. (Click here to see our Love Packs.)