So when kids at Shoal Creek Elementary in Kansas City found out cancer had taken away the smile of a beloved custodian, they sprang into action, and just in time for Christmas.
"I've seen one group go from Kindergarten all the way through," says Mike Nitsch, who's worked there for the better half of a decade.
The kids raised hundreds of dollars selling candy grams. The dentist heard and cut his bill in half. Add that to the donations that poured in from as far as Colorado.
The total raised: $6,750