Shopping spree for local needy children

11/11/2008 SANTA MONICA, Calif. The 24th annual Shopping Spree is sponsored by the Salvation Army and the Sears store in Santa Monica.

About 80 children between the ages of 5 and 12 each got to take home $100 worth of merchandise and even got a visit from Santa.

The Salvation Army says in this tight economy, it's especially difficult for needy families to purchase clothes and shoes for children.

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