Business offers free photos with Santa

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- For some families, taking the kids to see Santa Claus can be a major expense. That's why one business is making it easy by offering free pictures with jolly ole Saint Nick.

Santa and Mrs. Claus made a stop in Rockford Saturday at PC Tech 2U to take pictures with kids. The business had a professional photographer come in to capture the holiday photos. Organizers say they wanted to provide families the chance to take these free pictures so they too can have the special experience and begin to make holiday traditions.

“A lot of times people can't afford a picture with Santa, but they want one. It's great that a lot of places have Santa and have pictures and do it, but a lot of them have a cost, and it's a high cost for some people that at this time of year they have other things they're budgeting for,” said owner Robert Lockwood.

The business also collected monetary, food and clothing donations for the Rockford Rescue Mission. It participates in several fundraisers throughout the year to give back to our community.