BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Homeless people on the streets of Baltimore struggle to stay warm as the temperature drops. That's why the Baltimore Union Soccer Club is working to help them.
"We're making cards for homeless people because they're important too," said Hailey Dzintars, a player on the 2011 team.
Another girl said, "I'm gonna write Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on my card."
Cards to brighten their spirits and bags filled with things they need.
"I hope they bring cheer to the world," said Nadia.
Riley said, "I'm really hoping they'll make a lot of people spirits happy and make them wanna be happy.
The bags had a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, q-tips, a wash cloth and a few other things inside.
"Homeless people don’t always have everything that they need so we put a few things in there that they might need," said Alex Suprik.
The Baltimore Union Soccer Club encourages all their 50+ teams to do some sort of give back every year. This is the 2011 teams second give back for teh season.
"We're building young men and young women for tomorrow," said Kait Henninger, the coach of these 8-year-old girls. "There’s no better time to instill the desire or want to give back than when they’re young like this."
When she asked the group why they were making these personal hygiene bags, Natalie answered "to help homeless people during the winter season."
Coach Henninger believes doing give backs, like this one, helps build character and helps the team bond.
"They bring smiles to other people's faces and their own teammates faces," she said.
"It makes me feel happy and joyful," said Dzintars.
Henninger hopes this will inspire her players to do something like this in the future, on their own and become leaders in the community.
"I want everybody to stay warm and have a holiday just like us," said Lainey.
The whole team gave a special message to everyone. They said, "happy holidays! Stay Warm! From Baltimore Union 2011."