Information provided by the Hollister Police Department
The Hollister Police Officer’s Association (HPOA) and the Hollister Police Department are pleased to announce the fourth annual “No-Shave November” and “Decembeard” fundraisers. Since 2015, the association has raised nearly $10,000 for local and national causes and charities, according to a recent press release. This year, the fundraiser started early in the month of October.
For the months of November and December, Hollister Police Officer's Association members donate $50 to the HPOA. The HPOA then matches that contribution. This means $100 per month, per participating member, is donated to worthy causes. In exchange, Hollister Police Chief David Westrick suspends the facial hair grooming regulations for those months.
In addition to the suspension of a facial hair regulation, HPOA members and members of the public were invited to purchase pink Hollister Police Department challenge coins and pink pins resembling the HPD shoulder patch. The Hollister Police Foundation (HPF) hopes to contribute approximately $2,500 dollars to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the press release said. This fundraiser is ongoing – members of the public are still able to purchase challenge coins and pins in the Hollister Police Department lobby.
This year, in keeping with the original intention of “No-Shave November”, monies raised by HPOA members will be donated to the American Cancer Society to be used for prostate cancer research. Monies raised in the month of December will be donated to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital to support the great work they do with children.
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