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13th Annual Shop with a Teacher

August 8, 2017

For the 13th consecutive year, the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 53 (FOP) will partner for the annual “Shop with a Teacher” event. This year’s event will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oro Valley Target, located at 10555 N. Oracle Road.

Eleven private and public schools in Oro Valley will each be given $200 by the FOP to purchase supplies for the current school year. This program aims to supplement classroom supplies so teachers do not pay out of their own pockets. Educating our children and keeping them safe remain top priorities for OVPD, as demonstrated by this event and OVPD’s nationally recognized School Resource Officers Unit. Chief Daniel Sharp states “serving the children of this great community has always been a priority of the police department.  By providing needed supplies to the wonderful men and women who teach our kids through shop with a teacher has always been a great event and truly is a honor to give back to our community.”

For the third year the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce will provide each teacher with a $25 Target gift card.  “Our Chamber and the business community are pleased to help teachers defray their classroom expenses with a Target gift card. It’s the least we can do to show support for teachers, who nurture young minds into tomorrow’s thinkers,” said Dave Perry, President/CEO of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce.