Appleton Police raise money for Ronald McDonald House through 'Goatees for Good'

APPLETON, Wis. - The Appleton Police Department has rallied around one of its own, raising money for the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee after an officer and his family lost their child in October to a rare medical condition.

The officer and his family spent a significant amount of time at the Ronald McDonald House as their child fought for her life. To raise money for the organization, the department created "Goatees for Good," Sgt. Dave Lund said Thursday.

For a donation of $20 per month in November and December, officers can grow a goatee, which is normally against department policy. Female officers and staff can wear purple hair extensions.

So far, more than $2,400 has been raised for the charity. Some donations have come from the community, Sgt. Lund said.

If you're interested in donating you can do so online or at the Appleton Police Department.

To donate online, visit the Ronald McDonald House website here. If you want to make the donation in memory of the officer's daughter, put "Iron Macy."

You can also bring donations to the Appleton Police Department. If writing a check, make it out to Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee.

The department will be donating all the money directly to the charity at the end of December.

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