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Chippewa Family Restaurant raises money for Jason’s Presents

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) — If you still haven’t decided on dinner, a local restaurant is serving food and generosity, with all proceeds going to helping area kids have a happy holiday.

Tuesday, the Chippewa Family Restaurant is donating all of its earnings to Jason’s Presents. The non-profit gives Christmas gifts to area children and low-income families, along with other necessities.

It was started in 2009 to honor Chippewa County Deputy Jason Zunker, who died in the line of duty in 2008.

As we previously reported, the event raised more than $15,000 to help give gifts to over 200 kids last year.

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Deputy Leah Berg said a lot of work goes into the event and Christmas party, but it’s all worth it when she sees how happy it makes the kids.

“You get to see them open their gifts, how excited they are for Santa, how excited they are to see the emergency personnel and then tour the vehicles,” Deputy Berg said. “Some of those kids never get to experience that. I know that Jason is probably looking down on us going I’m proud.”

Berg said they buy gifts for all ages, from newborns to 18-year-olds.

So far the restaurant has raised almost $13,000.

The restaurant doesn’t close until 9 p.m., so you still have time to get some food and support a good cause.