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15th Annual Shop with a Teacher

August 9, 2019

For the 15th 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 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oro Valley Target, located at 10555 N. Oracle Road.

Thirteen private and public schools in Oro Valley will each be given $150 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 fifth year the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce will also provide each teacher with a Target gift card.  "Chamber members recognize that today's teachers are helping to grow tomorrow's workforce, as well as our business and community leadership," said Chamber President / CEO Dave Perry. "We also know teachers need a hand with supplies for their classrooms. It's a pleasure to do our small part to ensure their success."