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Kids who are visually impaired bake cookies, make gifts for homeless in KC

Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 18:00:06-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Children at Alphapointe are getting ready for the holidays. 

"I only have to wait four more days, and those four days are going to seem like four years," said 11-year-old Lyra.

This year, Alphapointe Youth Services, which is a group for people who are visually impaired, decided to give to people in need in the Kansas City area. 

Alphapointe collected items to give to at-risk homeless men, women, and children in the metro. 

"People donated like hats, and socks and gloves and blankets and things like that," said Lyra. 

On Thursday, the group spent the morning baking cookies and crafting hand-made holiday cards to go along with the donated items. 

The kids delivered the gifts to Hope Faith Ministries in Kansas City Thursday afternoon. 

"Every time we get things like this in, it always goes to those in need and it's greatly appreciated because we wouldn't be able to help as many individuals as we do without community members like this," said Molly Robertson with Hope Faith Ministries. 

Lyra and her friends hope the gifts will make the holidays a little brighter this year for those less fortunate.