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Shopko Hometown Surprises Teacher with a $500 Donation During Teacher Appreciation Week

By Staff | Sep 4, 2015

Mike Santjer (right), a teacher at Ely Elementary, receives a $500 check.

Shopko celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, Aug. 23 29, by offering teachers a special discount on all the goods they need for their classroom. Shopko Hometown then then surprised an unsuspecting teacher with a $500 donation from the Shopko Foundation.

Mike Santjer, a 6th grade teacher at Ely Elementary School, was surprised when Store Manager Dave Lyon presented him with a donation.

“Many teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies, ” said Lyon. “It was fun to surprise Mr. Santjer and thank him for all he does.”

The Shopko Foundation supports accredited schools and 501(c)3 organizations. Grants are awarded throughout the year to support programs which further the Foundation’s purpose of promoting the health and education of Shopko teammates and customers.

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