Ever thought to yourself “Geez, I wish there was some way I could make a difference in the world with my facial hair. . . “? Well, now you can! Mustaches For Kids is a nationwide charity organization that began in Los Angeles in 1999. In an effort to do good while also having a good time, the organization was launched to raise money for kid-related charities. It has raised nearly $1million to date for causes such as Make-a-Wish Foundation, Donorschoose.org, and Children’s Hospitals.
How can you participate? Simple, grow a mustache! When people inquire about your lip growth, you can tell them what you’re participating in and ask if they’d like to help out with a small donation — every dollar counts. And one hidden perk: You can finally wear the label of “professional mustache grower” because you’re using it to earn money. Visit Mustaches For Kids’ website to see if there is a chapter in your area. If so, plug in, let ‘er grow, and start making a difference. If not, gather your buddies and start a chapter.
In my local Minneapolis chapter, we will be raising money for Urban Boat Builders, an organization for “at risk” youth. To help the kids learn skills, work ethic and a strong sense of accomplishment, the UBB assists the kids in hand-building boats. Upon completing the boats, the organization takes the kids on an urban adventure to christen their tiny ships.
If you’re a Minnesota reader in the Minneapolis area and want more info, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can track my growing progress on my personal website beginning on November 18th.