Oct 31, 2016 11:54 AM
Pelham PD to participate in 'No Shave November' in support of child abuse victims
PELHAM — Pelham police officers will be participating in "No Shave November" in support of children who have experienced abuse.
Officers will be allowed to grow a beard, and female employees will be permitted to wear nail polish in a way to raise money for the Hillsborough County Child Advocacy Center.
The advocacy center provides forensic interview services for children who have experience sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and/or witnessed domestic violence. Officers participating in "No Shave November" donate $50 to the charity of the department's choosing.
Past organizations that the department has donated to include the Pelham Food Pantry, Pelham Good Neighbor Fund and the No Moore Cancer Fund.
Normally beards and nail polish are prohibited, but the department allows for this during November to help local organizations.
"Remember we might look a little different, but it's for a good cause," the department wrote on Facebook.
The department will post photos on their Facebook page as the month progresses.