I spent some time with a group of volunteers who helps 50 kids pick out their winter clothes in a shopping spree at a Target store, partnered with Salvation Army and Chico Rotary. It was a fun event and a nice change in pace with all the "bad" news. The event gave $100 for each kid to get whatever they wanted. This event really is a bit of a kickoff to the generous holiday season. Hopefully donations and volunteering can make this time hopeful for all.
Ashley Donato, 7 (left) is shown a shirt by Celia O'Connell (right) as volunteers take less fortunate kids on a $100 shopping spree at Target with Salvation Army and Chico Rotary Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Chico, Calif.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)
I was also able to shoot a short video of the program.