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Kids give gifts to others through Red Bag Program

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -

Along with all the adults struggling in the metro are all the children and many are homeless. But some other children are stepping up to help them.

Thanks to the Christmas Red Bad Program, some kids will get to tear into gifts given by kids who care.

St. Ann Catholic School student Margaret Ruhlman knows some children in the foster care system won't have the joy of ripping into holiday gift wrapping.

"That makes me feel really sad. It makes me want to cry because we can afford to buy our own Christmas presents and they can't. So it's really good that we can give them presents," Margaret said.

The students at St. Ann are giving a lot this holiday season. They've collected 106 red bags that will go to 106 children in the foster system.

"We are given a list and it is whatever the boy or girl wants. We can get them anything in that category," student Mallory Frank said.

Each red bag is stuffed with gifts on the child's wish list.

"A basketball and a little basketball net you can hang on the door," student Henry Ismert said.

"She wanted art supplies things like crayons, paper and coloring books," Mallory said.

"They wanted One Direction CD's and art supplies," Margaret said.

The students do more than shop for the gifts with their families. They also wrap them.

"It feels really good to help out and make them feel the way you feel when you get a gift," Mallory said.

At 2:15 p.m. Friday, students will load all 106 bags onto a large truck to deliver to the children. Several classes at St. Ann Catholic School also adopted both a boy and girl, so many families are donating to numerous children.

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