We've all heard it's better to give than to receive, but this important lesson is sometimes lost today.
One community in Springfield, Mo., however, is making an effort to remind kids of the most important gift this Christmas season - the gift of giving.
"We can help a child have a wonderful Christmas," Tim Woodward said.
Woodward is the driving force behind a community outreach program that has teamed an elementary school with a local church to build 144 bikes for others.
"You educate kids. You know it's really a community project," Gary Tew, principal of the school, said. "It's not just families in our school, teachers, it's the community coming together to do what's best for kids."
The kids not only were taught how to follow instructions, they also gained the satisfaction of giving their time for other kids they don't even know.
"My school volunteered and I like to help," one participant said.
Little do the kids know that the lesson of giving goes both ways. The gift they thought was for others was actually for them.
There was shock, smiles and tears when they were told they get to keep the bikes they built.