Stache season: Dartmouth Police fundraising for senior center

Nov 2, 2020

Dartmouth Police are once again embarking on their annual “No-Shave November” fundraising effort, as many officers will be foregoing their face trims for the fourth year running in support of the town’s Council on Aging.

Last year the department raised a record-breaking $10,000 for Blue H.E.L.P., a nonprofit that seeks to reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues among law enforcement officers.

This year’s proceeds will be going to the Council on Aging to help support the town’s elderly residents.

“It was a no-brainer,” said department spokesman Det. Kyle Costa of the choice. “The pandemic hit everybody hard, but it especially hit the elderly population.”

The police’s No-Shave November fundraising page notes that the council has “truly gone above and beyond” in providing and caring for the elders in the community.

”In an effort to reach our goal, several members of the department, ladies included, have already donated $50 each to participate in the event,” the page states.

Due to the pandemic, the police department has decided to keep the fundraising drive local, and set a goal of $2,500. The Friends of the Elderly will be matching their donation.  

“We really encourage people to give what they can,” said Costa. “We appreciate it.”