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Kipper
11-13-2008, 11:01 AM
Greetings fellow Rising Sun Members. This year, I have taken on the challenge of starting the Mile High chapter of Mustaches for Kids. Click here (http://m4kdenver.wordpress.com/about-2/) to findout what it's all about. In short you basically grow a mustache (and only a mustache, no beards or goatees) for 4 weeks in an effort to raise awareness and $$$ for a children's charity. We have weekly checkpoints that include free :beer: at all the Breckenridge Brewery locations around Denver to admire one another's 'staches.

There are two ways to participate. Today is Shaving Day which means you must shave your entire face today, and for the next 4 week shave everything except your mustache. For complete rules check the rules page here (http://m4kdenver.wordpress.com/rules/). While growing your sweet 'stache be sure to use it as a talking point everywhere you go to get people to donate to our charity. Spam all of your friends and coworkers for contributions. It's all super easy to setup and totally tax deductable. Come to the kickoff party tonight (http://m4kdenver.wordpress.com/events/)or download the grower kit (http://m4kdenver.wordpress.com/2008/11/02/mustaches-for-kids-grower-fundraising-kit/)or email me at m4kdenver@gmail.com to get setup.

Our charity this year is DonorsChoose.org an awesome non-profit that provides funding directly to teacher requested projects right here in Denver. Most projects are for high poverty schools that can't afford even the most basic materials for learning. I've personally worked with them for a number of years and can tell you that after funding a small project and getting a package on my doorstep full of thank you cards from a classroom of 1st graders is the best feeling in the world. Now join me in growing a mustache for kids!

The second way to get involved is to donate to the cause. You can see my personal giving page here (http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=19525&category=71&zone=422):

http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=19525&category=71&zone=422


Here's our org website: http://m4kdenver.wordpress.com (little messed up right now)

Here's the Donors Choose website: http://www.donorschoose.org/

Here's the national M4k site: http://www.mustachesforkids.org/

Post up if you have any interest or questions.

muchas gracias
-kipper
:thumb:

Kipper
11-19-2008, 09:38 AM
I guess the economy has everyone in a pinch this year. $5 goes a long way for most of these projects:

http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=19525&category=71&zone=0

Uncle Ben
11-19-2008, 09:54 AM
I guess the economy has everyone in a pinch this year. $5 goes a long way for most of these projects:

http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=19525&category=71&zone=0

Thanks for the kick! I planned on donating and forgot about it. Good on ya Kipp! :thumb:

Romer
11-19-2008, 10:38 AM
I missed this the first time. I gave to the mad scientist fun. Good cause

Hulk
11-19-2008, 10:39 AM
I'll make a donation tonight.

If you do this again next year, I'd like to participate... however, the timing is poor with the early November start. Maybe it could be an October fund raiser? With both families coming in for Thanksgiving, I wasn't thrilled about being captured in a hundred family pictures with a half-baked stache. Even if it started a few weeks earlier, so the stache was fully grown, I probably would have been OK with it.

Hope it's going well!

Kipper
11-21-2008, 09:48 AM
you guys rawk! :beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:

matt - having the 'stache over the holiday is the best part! the point is to make it the center of attention so people ask about it and you can talk them into giving money to impoverished schools. someone needs to make a mustache smilie

Hulk
11-21-2008, 11:11 AM
OK, I can see that. But it would be better if the stache was fully grown.

Uncle Ben
12-02-2008, 01:02 PM
Kipper,
I have to say the "thank You" letters I have been getting back really warms the heart! You can count on me for annual support...what a great program!!!!!!!!!! :thumb::thumb:

Hulk
12-02-2008, 01:15 PM
Thanks for bumping this thread. I just donated! :)

bigbluefj
12-02-2008, 11:55 PM
Hey Kipper if you do this next year i'll make you a deal, sense i can't start growing a Mustache been growing one for two year's now i'll chop mine off for the cause i'd said never again will i cut it off but if it rasie's a few $$$$$ for a good cause what the hell it could come off just and idea?????