Nov 13, 2019
Dmitriy Ivanov

Campus Police Participating in Home Base No Shave Campaign

No Shave November

Forgoing the daily routine of shaving during the month of November, some members of Assumption’s Police Department will participate in the 2019 Home Base No Shave Campaign to benefit Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program that provides care to Veterans and their families who are learning to cope with wounds of post-traumatic stress, brain injury, and other challenges that some incur following active duty military service. 

Many members of Campus Police will donate $100 each to bypass the department’s restrictions on facial hair for the entire month of November while soliciting donations from the community. According to Lt. Anthony Krow, this cause is particularly important because the department has several veterans that have served or still serve in the military.  

The department has set a goal of raising $1,250 during the month-long fundraising effort. In November 2018, the Home Base No Shave campaign raised over $276,000 from 118 New England Police Departments, several individuals, companies and sponsors. This year, the organization hopes to reach a goal of $350,000.

In addition to its financial goal, Campus Police is committed to raising awareness of and breaking the stigma associated with the invisible wounds of military members and their families. 

“The Assumption community is accustomed to seeing police officers with a clean, close shave,” explained Lt. Krow. “However, by participating in the Home Base No Shave campaign, the facial hair creates a conversation, which leads to explain why we’re growing facial hair and ultimately, greater awareness for the cause.”

About Home Base

Home Base, the largest private-sector clinic in the nation dedicated to this cause, was founded after the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and 2007 when members of the Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital representatives met with hospitalized Veterans at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Since its start, Home Base has provided over 21,000 Veterans and families with care and support. In addition, they have trained over 73,000 clinicians, educators, first responders and community members. 

For more information about Home Base, please visit If you would like to donate to Assumption’s Home Base No Shave effort, please visit the fundraising page