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We See You: KC father, son create holiday shopping experience

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 18:25:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, business owner is helping children who are homeless or whose parents are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic celebrate the holidays.

Dan Peteanu and his son, Ayden, along with other volunteers, took to the Olathe Target on Saturday to help the children select $100 worth of gifts for their parents. Each child was paired with one volunteer and had one hour to shop as part of the Shift Up Christmas experience.

"I just wanted kids to be happy,” Ayden said. And I wanted them to feel how it feels to give gifts not get gifts. And it makes me feel happy to see other kids feel happy."

The children also were surprised by their volunteers with $30 to find a gift for themselves.

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