Beards for Bucks: Officers in razor standoff donate $23K to Child Advocacy Centers

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Chief Willard (Center), who is presenting a check to Joy Barrett (holding the check) of Granite State Children’s Alliance, surrounded by a handful of the 125 officers who participated in the Beards for Bucks fundraiser, as well as several GSCA board members. Detective Lieutenant Ledoux is pictured in the faux mustache.
Chief Willard (center), presents a check to Joy Barrett (left, holding the check) of Granite State Children’s Alliance. They were joined by several of the 125 officers who participated in the Beards for Bucks fundraiser, as well as several GSCA board members. Detective Lt. Nicole Ledoux, third from right, who helped organized the event, is sporting a faux mustache for the occasion.

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police Department’s charitable stand-off with razors during the months of October, aka “Beards for Bucks” fundraiser, exceeded expectations and will officially end Nov. 2 when Chief Nick Willard and the other participating officers shave their beards for the first time in more than a month.

In total, 125 officers, including command staff, survived the month without shaving in exchange for donations, which were used to raise awareness and funding to benefit the Child Advocacy Center – Child Advocacy Centers.

The Child Advocacy Centers are located in every county in New Hampshire and their pivotal yet often unheralded role includes providing coordinated services for children who are victims of crime. They also operate programs for victim’s families.

Chief Willard (Center), who is presenting a check to Joy Barrett (holding the check) of Granite State Children’s Alliance, surrounded by a handful of the 125 officers who participated in the Beards for Bucks fundraiser, as well as several GSCA board members. Detective Lieutenant Ledoux is pictured in the faux mustache.
Lt. Nicole Ledeux, a good sport and great advocate for GSCA.

Manchester Police Lt. Nicole Ledoux was instrumental in setting up this charitable event, setting out to  raise $5,000. To date, Manchester Police have raised more than  $23,000.

Ledoux has spent many years as a juvenile investigator and has worked her way into the top slot within the Juvenile Unit. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Granite State Children’s Alliance, and says she has seen first-hand the positive outcomes the organization has made in the lives of children and their families throughout her 20-year career in law enforcement.


 

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