No Shave November began as an effort by the Hudson Police Department to raise cancer awareness by embracing the hair that many cancer patients lose during treatment. This year, the Hudson Police Department (HPD) put down their razors and raised money for the No Shave No Trim WishVember fundraiser for A Special Wish Foundation NEO. HPD extended the program to run from November 2023 through March 2024.
Officers donated to the effort if they wanted to grow a beard from November through March of next year. In addition to police officers, other staff at HPD, such as the dispatchers and administration, donated to ditch their uniforms for HPD shirts or hoodies twice a week. As a result, HPD collected $1,575 for the No Shave No Trim WishVember fundraiser.
“This is fun way to raise money for an important cause,” said Police Chief Perry Tabak. “We had nearly 100% participation, and I appreciate everyone who participated in No Shave November to help us give back to the community.”
About the No Shave No Trim WishVember fundraiser
No Shave WishVember is a fun, philanthropic, fundraising initiative that brings local law enforcement departments and agencies together to support A Special Wish Foundation Northeast Ohio (NEO). One hundred percent of the funds raised will go towards granting Big Wishes for A Special Wish NEO children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. No Shave WishVember has raised over $120,000 to help grant Big Wishes for A Special Wish NEO children since its creation. Learn more here.