For Immediate Release
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raises nearly $20,000 for good causes during annual “No Shave” campaign
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raised $19,561 during the Sheriff’s Office annual “No Shave” campaign which normally runs from October through January. This year, Sheriff Darin Balaam extended the campaign through February.
“For five months this year everyone in the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office helped us fundraise for various charities within our community,” said Sheriff Balaam. “These completely voluntary fundraising campaigns are our way to give something small back to organizations who support so many members of our community.”
In exchange for a monthly charitable donation, Sheriff Balaam authorized male deputies to grow facial hair outside standard grooming policy. Female deputies were authorized to have relaxed hair standards. Civilians could take advantage of the relaxed grooming standards, or wear jeans, hats, sports jerseys, and/or attire which supported branches of the United States Armed Forces.
No Shave contributions were made to Moms on the Run, Renown Men’s Health Center, Eddy House, and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. In addition to local organizations – this year the No Shave campaign contributed to Washoe County Sheriff’s Office family members who suffered losses and fought illness.
Since the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office No Shave Campaign began in 2016, staff has donated nearly $118,000 to a variety of community non-profits, including Susan G. Komen, Renown Men’s Health Center, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, Awaken Reno, Nevada Cancer Coalition, Northern Nevada COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), Special Olympics Northern Nevada, the Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Scholarship Fund, and HOPES.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.