Monday, September 27, 2010
For Immediate Release
September 27, 2010
2010 CCSO Beards & Blossoms Fundraiser for Quigley House
Beginning next week in Clay County, residents will begin to notice an unusual sight - deputies and other Clay County Sheriff’s Office members with facial hair. If they look a little closer, they’ll also notice a small green button on their uniform that says “My Beard Fights Domestic Violence.”
It is time again for the Beards & Blossoms fundraiser to benefit the Quigley House Domestic Violence Shelter & Sexual Assault Center.
For the men at the CCSO, it is time to grow a neatly-groomed beard or goatee. In October, November, and December Sheriff Rick Beseler suspends the agency’s “no facial hair” policy for those who participate. Just $10 deducted each month ($30 total) allows male employees to grow beards and all the proceeds go to Quigley House.
But, don’t forget…this fundraiser is for female CCSO employees also. Pam Wolbert, the owner of the Park Avenue Florist, is again partnering with the CCSO by donating monthly floral deliveries for a $10 donation each month to Quigley House. In exchange, each person receives a floral delivery to his/her office building’s front lobby each month. The total donation is $30 for three floral deliveries and the entire amount goes to Quigley House.
Annually, this fundraiser raises between $5,000-$7,000 towards much-needed programs that Quigley House provides battered women and children in Clay County. This year’s total will be announced in January 2011, when Sheriff Beseler presents Quigley House with this year’s donation.