TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office has waived multiple policies during the months of November and December. With certain policies waived, officers and corrections and administrative staff will be allowed oto participate in the the nation wide No-Shave November, Don’t Shave December, and Denim December campaigns.
According to No-Shave.org, the goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. People who participate, normally donate the money they would typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
For 61 days, Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, TCSO employees will be allowed to grow facial hair and beards and dress casually, but not for free. Employees participating must donate $25 each month, $50 total, to two worthy causes.
Money donated will benefit Ribbons of Hope which provides support and funding for local cancer patients, and Christmas for Kids at AIDB.
“Giving back to our county is something that is important to me and my staff, and everyone appears to be excited about it. This is the first year we have committed to this, and we hope to raise a lot of money,” Sheriff Kilgore said.
Kilgore also wanted the public to be aware and remember that deputies, investigators, and correction officers may be out of normal dress code to avoid confusion in the community.
Jeremy Law for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.