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Visually impaired kids pair up with volunteers during annual Ruth Sokolof Christmas Shopping Party

Posted at 7:03 AM, Dec 13, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Hundreds of visually impaired children participated in a Christmas shopping party over the weekend.

The Nebraska Foundation for Visually Impaired Children sponsored the 59th Annual Ruth Sokolof Christmas Shopping Party. Each kid received 100 dollars in-store and mall cards to shop at Westroads Mall.

High school students served as volunteers and their shopping buddies.

"It's helpful because I can't really see some stuff, like numbers, how much stuff costs, or sometimes I get lost," shopper Jonattan said.

More than 200 high schoolers signed up to be buddy shoppers.

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