Pictured, Jenna Treco, of Portage, shows one of the items she purchased for her kids for Christmas. At right is attorney Ken Allen.

Annette Arnold, The Times

VALPARAISO — Attorney Kenneth J. Allen gave 300 gift cards to families so they could shop Monday morning at the Kmarts in Valparaiso and Griffith. Parents whose children attend Hammond and Portage schools were able to purchase items with their $100 gift card.

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