Appleton Police Department grows goatees for a good cause

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APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) - Some Appleton Police Officers may look a little different this month, but the department says it's all for a good cause.

In October, one of the officers lost a child to a rare medical condition.

During the child's illness, the officer's family spent many nights at Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee.

In order to support the organization that made a huge impact on the officer's family, the department created "Goatees for Good," which allows officers to grow a goatee for the months of November and December if they donate $20 to Ronald McDonald House each month.

Female employees are permitted to wear purple hair extensions for the two months if they make the donations.

On Wednesday, stylists from Shear Chaos visited the department to give participating employees the extensions.

Due to this effort, over $2,400 has been raised for the Ronald McDonald House by the department. Some of that money has come from community donations.

If you would like to join the effort by making a donation, click here.

To indicate that your online donation is a part of this effort by the Appleton Police Department, enter on the donation form that it is in memory of "Iron Macy."

Donations are also being taken at the Appleton Police Department. If you are writing a check, please make it out to "Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee" on the payee line. The department will deliver all donations directly to the charity at the end of December.

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