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Jill Atwood ReportingNews Specialist Jill Atwood introduces to a man who's combined his love of Christmas and children with his desire to make a difference.
Santa, a.k.a. Jim Johnson makes a little over a thousand dollars donating his lap to the little ones at the Layton Hills Mall. That's not a lot of money these days, but to charities it's huge.
Jim Johnson: "There are people worse off then I've ever been and there are families that are worse off then I've ever been."
He's been playing Santa for over 40 years. Last year his paycheck went to Sub for Santa. This year Antelope Island, next year to Layton's Domestic Violence Shelter. And all he asks for in return is an occasional hug.
And if you come and see Santa, bring a can of food and you'll get a discount off your pictures with him. You'll also be donating to a good cause.