Renee Dixon, director of Lynhurst Baptist Church Preschool in Indianapolis, Ind., worked evenings and weekends over the last year as an Uber and Lyft driver to earn extra money. The money went toward buying Christmas gifts for students at her school and their siblings. Dixon explained that almost all of the children’s families live at or below the poverty line, and many of the parents are essential workers. “A lot of the parents were telling me they can’t buy their kids anything," Dixon said. "I know how that feels, and I never want a child to ever feel that things you dream about never, ever come true… I want them to feel that somebody did this for me, and I didn’t ask them to do it for me, but they did it anyways.”

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