KANSAS, Ill. (WCIA) — Operation Secret Santa happened on Friday for the Kansas School District.

The Kansas FFA Chapter began in October, working with teachers to find out what the kids are asking Santa for this year. FFA members then begin helping out Santa, as his local elves.

After going out to buy all the presents, they start their own workshop, wrapping each present with care. The big man himself, Mr. Claus, even makes an appearance to help give out the presents.

“We had to pull some strings,” said JT Clore, FFA president, ” to make the reindeer fly an extra flight.”

They are able to give every student from preschool to 6th grade a present that is on their Christmas list.

With Christmas Eve right around the corner, Santa had to return quickly to the North Pole after the event, but not before seeing the joy on the children’s faces.

“I love seeing the kids smile all the time, and be super happy,” said Katey Elhers, FFA treasurer.

The FFA chapter is able to do the event thanks to the generous community members and small businesses. They plan to hold it every year so all students are able to get a gift.