Sonoran Desert Institute Announces ‘Support Blue Santa’ Campaign

Dec. 4, 2013
Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) is proud to announce a new campaign to support law enforcement charity programs during the holidays.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI), an industry leader in providing accredited and accelerated distance learning, is proud to announce a new campaign to support law enforcement charity programs during the holidays. Law enforcement agencies across the nation give back to their communities and help thousands of needy families through Blue Santa and other programs every year, and SDI’s new gift campaign will help them help others.

SDI is making available gift donations of $200 for up to 25 law enforcement agencies across the country for use in the departments’ holiday charity efforts. Law enforcement agencies that would like to be considered for the SDI Blue Santa Support Campaign should email details about their holiday charity program and complete contact information to [email protected].

“Law enforcement officers are on the front line every day protecting people within their communities, and they are also among the first to help,” says Pam Rogers, director of Sonoran Desert Institute. “Agencies all across the country have established heart-felt programs, such as Blue Santa, Shop-With-A-Cop and food baskets, to help needy families. They serve holiday meals and give wrapped Christmas gifts to young children who would otherwise go without on Christmas Day. They are helping thousands of people, young and old, who are suffering economic hardships and we want to help them reach even more families this year.”

Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited distance learning school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in allied health, real estate and construction and firearms technology. Sonoran Desert Institute School of Firearms Technology offers a 40 semester-credit Gunsmithing Certificate course and is the most complete gunsmith training program of its kind. The Associate of Science degree in Firearms Technology program prepares students for personal development and/or employment in the custom gun trade, from entry-level employees to small business owners. Students learn about custom firearms, stocks, rifles, handguns, shotguns, metal refinishing, ballistics, metal work and engraving, and business principles necessary to become a gunsmith. The Firearms Technology program requires 60 semester credit hours.

Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of distance delivery. The school has been an innovator since its inception and is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). SDI educational programs are designed predominantly for adult learners, based on principles and practices of active self-learning, and feature one-on-one faculty class facilitation.

To learn more about on the highly acclaimed distance learning programs at Sonoran Desert Institute, visit or call 800.336.8939.

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