First responders and kids in need paired up Wednesday night for holiday shopping during the 10th Annual Shop with a Cop event at the Lynnwood Target store.
Santa also stopped by for a visit, arriving via a South County Fire & Rescue emergency response vehicle.
A total of 56 volunteers from South Snohomish County law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and members of the military then helped 150 children — all from the Edmonds School District — shop for gifts for themselves or their families.
Each child was given a Target gift card for shopping, and was accompanied by a first responder. Target also provided refreshments, along with a free gift-wrapping station.
The annual event is sponsored by the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace.
— Story and photos by Teresa Wippel