Wilson K-8 School’s educational assistant Penny O’Neil shops with Oro Valley Police Lt. Curtis Hicks at the Oro Valley Target last week. Each year, the store and the department’s Fraternal Order of Police donate $200 to each school in the town for a shopping spree.
As faculty members from each school check out, the total bill gets closer to $1,800 with each item.
Painted Sky Elementary School’s behavior intervention monitor Carrie Mitchell picks out items for the clothing section at Target during her shopping spree.
After picking out much-needed school supplies, faculty members from each Oro Valley school leave the Oro Valley Target.
A little contest that is held each year is to see which team can get the closest to $200 without going over and the teams are not allowed to use calculators.
Ironwood Ridge High School chemistry teacher Danita Heller and Oro Valley police officer Anthony Castiglia browse the pencil section at the Oro Valley Target during the annual Shop with a Teacher event put on by the town’s police department.