SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — The holidays came early for more than 100 local children who were given shopping sprees at Sears.
Tuesday’s event, which started at 8 a.m., gave 105 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 the chance to select coats, sweaters, shoes and other winter-time necessities from the Sears in Santa Monica, 302 Colorado Ave.
Volunteer chaperones from the community — including Santa Monica police officers, firefighters, local service group members and students from UCLA and Pepperdine University — helped the children shop.
The Salvation Army Santa Monica Corps has partnered with Sears for the 29th annual event that has given more than 2,100 children shopping sprees since the partnership first began. Gift cards valued at $100 were purchased by The Salvation Army with the help of a generous discount from Sears.
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