About Us

Fall 2015:  a local volunteer group called the AT&T Pioneers donated sleeping mats made from plastic bags to the Open Door Café at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist - a program that serves people who are homeless.   
 
January 2016: AT&T Pioneers taught the women who eat at the Café and those who stay at the Cathedral Center shelter next door how to turn plastic into plarn and how to crochet.  The women loved creating new and beautiful products out of something that was considered trash and decided to try to sell the products for much-needed extra income. 

 

July 2016: More than $800 of product sold at our first sales event - Bastille Days!

July 2017: C2E incorporated as a nonprofit organization and functions as a social enterprise - making money while doing something good for the community and the earth!

To date:
  • More than 20,000 plastic bags and 50 lbs of fabric kept out of landfill through the making of our products.
  • Over $4500 in sales
  • More than $16,000 earned by artisans in training stipends
  • 107 women participants, 31 graduated artisans, 13 artisans selling product for profit 

Plarn Basket

 

C2E Brochure - please download and share

C2E 2017 Annual Report