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12th Annual Shop with a Teacher

August 19, 2016

For the 12th 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 on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Oro Valley Target, located at 10555 N. Oracle Road.

Nine 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 for teachers so they do not have to pay out of their own pockets. Educating our children and keeping them safe remain top priorities for OVPD, which is demonstrated by this event and OVPD’s nationally recognized School Resource Officers Unit. Chief Daniel Sharp stated, “Serving the children of this great community is always a priority of the police department.  Through Shop with a Teacher, we can provide much needed supplies to the wonderful men and women who teach our kids. It is always a great event and it is truly an honor to give back to our community.”

For the second 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.