Haysville teen gives gift of warmth to homeless

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HAYSVILLE, Kan. (KSNW) – A Haysville teen was looking to put some blankets to extra use. It has turned into a much bigger thing to help the homeless.

Martina Joachim goes to Haysville High School, and she is taking donations to make care packages for the homeless.

She started by handing out blankets to those who needed them. She then came up with the idea to hand out toiletries.

“I try to put like up to four soaps, put shampoo and conditioner, at least two tubes of toothpaste, and least one toothbrush. I’m going to try to get a blanket to go with every care package that I send out,” said Joachim. “You never know when you’re gonna need someone, I feel like it’s kind of paying it forward.”

Martina was originally trying to collect enough items to put together 60 bags, but she already has enough to make 75 thanks to help from the community. If you would like to help her, you can find her on Haysville Happenings Page.

Items she needs are blankets, coats, and toiletries.