Philadelphia Police are saluting an officer who is helping local students in need.
Officer Sammy Sanchez raised over $8,000 to donate iPads to six Philadelphia schools that work with kids with autism. The Police Department highlighted Sanchez’s efforts in a Facebook post Tuesday.
“Sammy raised this money while also raising his son who faces some of the challenges of autism,” a spokesperson wrote. “Having seen what a great help a program called "Proloquo2Go" (available only for for iOS) has been for his son, Sammy made it his personal mission to get as many iPads into Philadelphia schools as he could.”
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Sanchez used the money to buy 36 iPads. He was also able to load the iPads with Proloquo2Go software, which costs $200.