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.