Community Program Sponsored by Wal-Mart and the Livermore Police Officer’s Association
December 16, Livermore, California – On Saturday, December 12, twenty elementary and middle school students participated in the 7th annual “Shop with a Cop” program. The students are picked up at their home by an off-duty police officer. They ride to Starbucks which sponsors hot chocolate and pastries for all twenty students and eleven officers. From Starbucks, the caravan cruises to Wal-Mart Livermore where they are greeted by the Granada High School Marching Band and are each given $125 to shop for themselves and their families. Students from Granada High School’s Leadership program assisted the students and officers at Wal-Mart. Following the shopping excursion, the students and officers have breakfast at Emil Villa’s and return to the Police Department to wrap their presents.
“Shop with a Cop is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together around the holidays,” says Pat Avilla, Principal of Christensen Middle School. “This program would not be possible without the generosity of our community, and the spirit of collaboration the exists here in Livermore.”
“Shop with a Cop” is a partnership between the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and the Livermore Police Department. Funds to support the program are provided by Wal-Mart Livermore and the Livermore Police Officer’s Association. In-kind support provided by Emil Villa’s Restaurant and Starbucks.
ABOUT LIVERMORE VALLEY JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District serves more than 12,600 students in transitional kindergarten through the 12th grade in eight elementary schools, two K-8 schools – including one school with the International Baccalaureate program, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and two alternative schools. Our teachers offer inspiring programs that prepare students to contribute and thrive in their community. For more information about the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District please visit www.livermoreschools.com.