Students at Olathe High/Middle School are dipping into their own pockets to help the families of classmates struck by tragedy.
Recent illness, accidents, and other unfortunate situations have prompted a student crisis fund.
Since the school year started, several students have become victims of tragedies.
Officials don't want to go into specifics about what's happened, but do say as a school they want to let these students and their families know they have an entire community behind them.
"When something happens like this and its hit so many people, we need to get together and have a fund, have something to get behind our students," Jeff Mitchell, a teacher at Olathe Middle School, said.
Faculty and students came up with an idea they're calling the Olathe Student Crisis Fund.
"Anything helps at this point," Principal Scot Brown said.
They’ll be raising money for the families in need starting at Thursday night's volley ball game.
"We’re encouraging everyone to wear pink and we are selling t-shirts for $10 a piece,” Brown explained. “All proceeds from tonight will be donated to one of our students that has been diagnosed with cancer this year.
Olathe High/Middle School says even though it’s small, only about 650 students, it sees itself as a big family that should help out wherever it can.
"We are all in this together one way or another,” Mitchell said. “It’s a magnificent feeling to help people out and to rally around each other."
"Our students truly do care and they take everyone's best interests into their hearts," Brown said.
At the tailgate party before Saturday’s football game, the school will be serving dinner.
All the money raised will benefit the families of impacted students.