For Immediate Release
PR #:1800132
Date Issued:Dec 27, 2018 - 12:36pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office staff donates $3,730 to Big Brothers Big Sisters thanks to December's No Shave campaign

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raised $3,730 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada during the fourth and final month of the Sheriff’s Office 2018 “No Shave” campaign.

Sheriff Chuck Allen, along with members of his staff, presented the donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada’s Fund Development Director Wendy Firestone earlier today.     

The funds were raised by deputies and Sheriff’s Office staff who were allowed relaxed grooming or dress standards in exchange for a charitable donation during the each month between September and December. A different recipient was chosen for each month.

The Sheriff’s Office 2018 “No Shave” campaign raised a total of $18,301 over four months. All funds were donated to local non-profits, including the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen, Renown Institute for Cancer and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.

Photo: Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen is joined by Chief Deputy Tom Green (far left) and Undersheriff Susan Schilling (far right) to present a check for $3,730 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada’s Fund Development Director Wendy Firestone on Thursday, December 27, 2018. The funds were raised by deputies and Sheriff’s Office staff participating in the Sheriff’s Office “No Shave” campaign during December.

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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.

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