Hundreds of kids get special visit with Santa

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Some kids in Salt Lake City shared their breakfast and their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus Saturday.

More than a hundred single mothers and 200 children met with Santa at West High School for a very special breakfast.

The event was sponsored by Soroptimist International of Salt Lake City. Soroptimist International is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.

Hundreds of kids get special visit with Santa

The group works with single mothers to help them become self-reliant. The goal is keep single moms from increasing their financial stress with Christmas purchases.

"We don't want them to put Christmas on their credit cards. We don't want them to use their utility money. We want them to enjoy Christmas," said event founder and Mrs. Claus, Nancy Mecham.

The kids met with Santa while the mothers "shopped" for warm clothes and toys. Then they all enjoyed their breakfast together.

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