Officers with the Flint Township Police Department got a little shaggy for charity over the holidays as part of the 2nd Annual Beards for Kids fundraiser. Beards for Kids, a donation campaign held throughout the month of December, is part of the Flint Township Police Department’s initiative to strengthen and build relationships with the community through acts of generosity. All month long, male employees were allowed to grow a beard or goatee for Beards for Kids, while female employees could have a streak of color in their hair. Each officer who participated had to provide a donation to the cause. This year, the department worked with Randels Elementary School to identify and “adopt” a local family with three kids for the holidays. The kids made out a Christmas wish list, and FTPD purchased gifts for them with donations made by the department’s staff. Altogether, the department raised $920 and purchased over $800 worth of gifts for the family. Officer John Chisa with the Flint Township Police Department (pictured here) presented the family with their presents a week before Christmas. The kids decided to open one gift—a Power Wheels Jeep—and save the rest of the presents for Christmas morning.