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Make-A-Wish Colorado helps kids get their Christmas shopping done

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Dec 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-05 18:35:23-05

AURORA, Colo. — A converted conference room at Children’s Hospital Colorado — packed with presents and brimming with holiday cheer — welcomed patients and Make-A-Wish kids to the 35th annual Wish Store on Monday.

“We’ve got thousands of gifts. We’re hoping to serve somewhere between 300 and 400 kids this year,” said Make-A-Wish Colorado President & CEO Scott Dishong.

The children were able to "shop" alongside volunteers, choosing gifts for their families (and one for themselves) for free. The goal is to give these kids a chance to go shopping for their families without their parents while bringing some holiday spirit during what might be a difficult time.

Denver7 anchor Jason Gruenauer went shopping with 6-year-old Addison.

“Are you excited to give these gifts for Christmas?” Gruenauer asked Addison.

“Yeah,” he replied with a smile.

To step inside this year’s Wish Store, click on the video below:

Make-A-Wish Colorado helps kids get their Christmas shopping done

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