Approximately 120 children in need were treated to a holiday shopping trip with a first responder during the seventh annual South Snohomish County Shop with a Cop and First Responders event at the Alderwood Mall Target store Wednesday night. The event was sponsored by the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace.
According to Red Onion Burgers owner Seaun Richards, about 40 representatives from local law enforcement, fire and military agencies participated in the event.
Each child was given a $50 gift card and paired with a first responder for a holiday shopping spree for themselves and/or family members. Santa Claus arrived by fire truck and Target provided snacks and drinks for the children and family members.
Shop with a Cop and First Responders is funded through donations from local businesses and individuals in South Snohomish County.