YCSO’s No Shave November so successful, it will Continue through December
Verde Valley AZ (December 2, 2016) – Back in late October, Sheriff Mascher announced he would authorize the “No Shave November” campaign for all employees. The Sheriff designated Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters as the charity having been aware of their recent fundraising efforts and confirming donations would stay in Yavapai County. A $20 minimum pledge would give that employee the option of ‘no shaving’ during the month as long as the look was neat and trim. Because the initial interest was so high, the Sheriff decided to extend the No Shave policy through December to raise even more money. So the minimum amount for employees “No Shaving” over the full 2 months is $40.
As of November 30, YCSO has 152 employees particpating and many of those are giving well beyond the 20 or 40 dollar (for 2 months) minimum. We have already exceeded $6000 in direct giving and donations continue to come in almost every day. The campaign remains active and we are beginning to see family and friends of employees donate and sponsor selected employees. We are hoping that local and social media awareness will raise even more money. The Sheriff would like to hit $10,000 by the end of the campaign. As a result, Big Brother and Big Sisters was kind enough to set up a special website just for our campaign which also allows the public to sponsor YCSO or a specific person – this is the site: . Please consider a contribution through this webpage. We will update the total towards the end of the December campaign. All donations result in a State tax credit – please see the website for details.
Recently, “Bigs” Director Juliana Goswick stopped by to thank Sheriff Mascher for his efforts – we quickly gathered some of the Prescott office staff and took the included photo. She also shared information about the new Bigs in Blue program and Sheriff Mascher expressed interest in particpiating. Julianna conveyed her deep appreciation for the efforts of Sheriff Mascher and all the employees involved in helping our youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Sheriff Mascher said, “ I am very pleased with the response by our employees in this funding raising effort to help youth throughout Yavapai County. The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization plays a critical role in providing mentors and leadership role models to those children striving to better themselves, many times in a tough environment. And I was so impressed with the employee response, it was my pleasure to extend the effort through December for an additional donation.”