Liza Lopez-Corral, left, the events coordinator with Tucson Association of Realtors and volunteer Mary Yohem use black tape decorate a piggy bank that will be used to collect cash or checks instead of supplies for last year's Tucson Supplies Teachers Drive in partnership with Tucson Values Teachers. The idea was to make the piggy bank look like a school bus, complete with wheels.

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Southern Arizona teachers have an opportunity to win classroom supplies for the upcoming school year.

Tucson Values Teachers is retooling its Tucson Supplies Teachers campaign in which community members donated supplies to be distributed across the region, to instead providing $50 Walgreens gift cards to teachers to purchase items specific to their classroom needs.

Walgreens school supplies will be greatly discounted and the store will provide a 15 percent discount for all teachers, with a 25 percent discount on Walgreens brand items through Aug. 31.

The number of gift cards awarded will be dependent on the funds raised by Tucson Values Teachers and its partners.

For a chance to win, register at by July 15.

To make a donation, visit Gifts given during the month of July will be applied to the teacher gift card initiative.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at or 573-4175. On Twitter: @AlexisHuicochea

Education writer for #ThisIsTucson. Mom of one.