NEW INFORMATION: Restaurant raises $7,000 for “Shop with a Cop”

(WEAU) - An area restaurant is making sure kids get gifts under the Christmas tree this year.

Altoona Family Restaurant says they raised a total of $6,000 Tuesday for the Shop with a Cop program. The restaurant donated 100% of its proceeds for the day to the program.

It says an additional $1,000 was also raised through donations.


(WEAU) - A restaurant is raising money to help kids get gifts this Christmas.

All day Tuesday, 100% of the sales at Altoona Family Restaurant will be donated to the "Shop with a Cop" program. The program has local law enforcement officers go Christmas shopping with less fortunate children, with the donated money going towards the children’s presents.

The program was such a success in Chippewa that the owner decided to do it at the Altoona Restaurant as well.

Eddie Sabani, Owner of the Altoona Family Restaurant says "It’s a good thing for the kids, good thing for the community. This is a part of what we do and we love to be part of good things for the community."

Eau Claire County Sheriff's deputies helped serve customers Tuesday.

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