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Student Santas looking for families to adopt

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A Heartland charity isn't just asking for donations -  they also need more children to help.

"Student Santas" is based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. They collect toys for kids in need.

Donors sign up to adopt a family and to buy at least one gift for every child.

The organizer says the idea for this charity came to her a few Christmases ago.

"On Christmas morning, when my boys were little, I would watch them run into our living room and as they were opening up their presents, I got really sad,” said Organizer Jennifer Icaza-Gast. “I feel like God spoke to me that morning. I knew that there was a child that was going into their own living room and finding nothing under the tree. I was so devastated!"

Student Santas also provide a free meal every year on Christmas day where they'll give away the toys.

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