Seminole County Sheriffs Office & Local Sponsors Partner for Annual Back-to-School Shop with the Sheriff

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Special to the Herald

Hundreds of local school kids have new school uniforms, shoes and clothing thanks to the annual Shop with the Sheriff initiative. This year’s Shop with the Sheriff was presented by CFE Federal Credit Union, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Florida Cancer Specialists, Wal-Rose Site Development, and Next Horizon.

More than 250 children from the Midway Safe Harbor Center, the area Boys and Girls Clubs, and other community organizations were treated to breakfast provided by Publix Supermarkets.  Then they were transported to one of four area Wal-Mart locations where they were paired with a Sheriff’s deputy, employee, or volunteer, and received a $100 gift card. Once they wrapped up their back-to-school shopping, children were treated to catered BBQ lunch provided by Sonny’s. For a cool dessert, kids feasted on snow cones courtesy of the SCSO Community Foundation’s “Snow Patrol.”

The annual event was designed to provide area youth in need the opportunity to establish positive relationships with law enforcement and to ensure they begin the academic school year with resources and the confidence necessary for their success.  The event is supported by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Community Foundation, a non-profit designed to provide assistance to the county’s underserved and at-risk populations through education, prevention and resources and made possible through the generous support of corporate sponsors and individual donors alike.

 

 

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