Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, brought an end to ‘No Shave November’ at the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout the month of November, deputies and staff were given the opportunity to opt out of dress code, growing out their facial hair and/or coloring their hair and nails blue, for a donation of $30 to Humboldt CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) or Wild Souls Ranch.
On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office presented the donations to representatives from the charities. In total, Sheriff’s Office staff raised $2,910, which was split between the two organizations.
Both programs selected this year for donations provide support and programming for local youth. Wild Souls Ranch takes an alternative approach to supporting at-risk youth by providing equine-assisted growth and learning for children in foster care or have been adopted and children who have experienced trauma or neglect. CASA trains community volunteers to serve children in the foster system.
“While No Shave November is traditionally a fundraiser for Men’s Health, we have chosen to instead raise money for our local kids and the organizations that fight for them,” Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said. “We are proud to support our community and give back in such a meaningful way.”
‘No Shave November’ is just one of several programs the Sheriff’s Office participates in throughout the year to support our community. We would like to thank all of our community members who participated alongside our agency in supporting local programming for at-risk youth.