Kindness kits distributed to those in need

Kindness Kits created by students at one Valley school were handed out to those in need Wednesday.

- Kindness Kits created by students at one Valley school were handed out to those in need Wednesday.

Circle The City that is a nonprofit that has now gone mobile, and the doctors inside are helping homeless people across Maricopa County.

"The top three reasons homeless individuals couldn't access healthcare were insurance, income, or transportation. So we feel with the medical mobile unit we're able to outreach on the streets and reach more people," said Dr. Jenna Hami.

Dr. Hami says people who are overcoming homelessness are able to get free medical care. Since the mobile unit began last September more than 500 people have been treated.

Those getting help also got a goodie bag, prepared by students from St. Theresa Elementary School last week. Each bag contained essential items including socks, water, a comb, a granola bar, and if you have teeth, there is toothpaste.

"We really take the kindness kits on the road with us and hand them out to people we see every day," said Hami.

It's a special touch knowing that all 400 bags were made by local children.

"I could always use extra hygiene, it's always good to have extra hygiene," said one person who got a kit.

There are currently around 17,000 homeless people estimated to be living in the valley.


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