2018-02-12 / LifeStyles


The Gaffney Police Department donated $500 to the Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas.

The money was raised through the department’s ‘No Shave November’ campaign where officers were allowed to grow out their facial hair in exchange for a $20 donation to the nonprofit. Through the support of city council, the police department was able to continue the fundraiser for two months. Officers had to pay an additional $20 if they wanted to continue ‘not shaving’ in December.

Children’s Cancer Partners Executive Director Laura Allen said a ‘No Shave November’ type of campaign has been started in area elementary schools. The ‘Lids for Kids’ was the idea of a student at Campobello-Gramling Elementary in Campobello, S.C. Students are allowed to wear hats to school for a $1 donation to the Children’s Cancer Partners, and teachers are allowed to wear jeans for a $5 donation. Allen would love for Gaffney schools to participate in this fundraiser. For more information on the organization or to start a fundraiser, contact Allen at laura@childrenscancerpartners.org or 864-582-0673.

Pictured left to right are Mike Segina, Patrol Captain for the Gaffney Police Department, Laura Allen and Chris Skinner, Police Chief for the Gaffney Police Department.

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