What is the SRO FUND?
An SRO is a ‘School Resource Officer’, they are assigned to SUSD (Scottsdale Unified School District) campuses and are available to students and schools for a variety of needs. In 2021 we started the ‘SRO Fund’ to expand our community outreach efforts beyond the two major events we are involved in each year. The program is available to our SROs throughout the entire school year. Through the generosity of donors here in the community we have found that sometimes small gifts to students and families in need can be even more impactful than our annual events. Examples of the smalls gifts have been a student who made the wrestling team, but his family could not afford the required shoes to participate, we made that purchase for him. Another student was heavily struggling with depression during the remote learning through the pandemic. She found solace in drawing, we purchased her a sketch book and new artistic pencils. While these gifts are small the impact is great. This new program would not be possible without the support of our fantastic residents and business owners of Scottsdale.