Christmas came early for dozens of South Bay elementary school students.
Thirty students from the Cupertino Union School District were treated to a holiday shopping spree Thursday morning.
Each student boarded a bus to Target with a volunteer and was let free to spend $245 on clothes and shoes.
“Each of the schools select children who they think would benefit from this,” said Barbara Nunes, president of the Cupertino Quota Club, an international service club. Many of the students were selected based on financial need.
Days before the trip, each student and a parent or guardian was asked to provide the child’s clothing and shoe size and clothing needs. On Thursday at the store, a volunteer helped little ones pick out their favorite jackets, sweaters, pants, hats, shoes, socks and pajamas.
After hours of shopping, student were treated to lunch at the YMCA and surprised with a visit from Santa.
Cupertino Quota Club hosts fundraisers each year to sponsor the shopping spree. The Cupertino Rotary Club also donated, as well as Target.
Thursday marked the 20th annual holiday shopping spree.