Did you say Mustaches? For kids?
Yes. Mustaches for Kids. We admit that it’s a somewhat unusual concept, so we’ve collected some answers to the typical questions we get:
Q. Is this like “Locks of Love”? Do you…umm…donate your mustaches?
A. Huh? No. Goodness, no. But our name does sound similar, doesn’t it? Locks of Love is an inspirational organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Here at Mustaches for Kids, we have no plans (yet) to provide mustaches to needy kids. We keep the mustache growing to the adults, but we do for the benefit of the kids!
Q. Say again? Mustaches? For Kids?
A. Each year, participants (“Growers”) raise money by growing sweet, sweet Mustaches for a 4-week period (often called a “month”). They shave their faces, except for the Mustache, a minimum of one time per week. The Growers solicit donations from friends, family, co-workers, and people in the community. At the end of the Growing Season, Mustaches for Kids hosts a Mustache Contest where the facial hair is evaluated by an independent panel of judges, and one Mustache is declared to be the “Sweetest.”
Q. Is this a joke?
A. No. Since its inception in 1999, thousands of volunteer Growers in the US and Canada have joined Mustaches for Kids, raising over $1 MILLION DOLLARS for local children’s charities! This year, we are proud to again support Donors Choose.org as our benefactor. Donors Choose.org is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that allows donors to individually choose and directly fund teacher-submitted educational projects, improving the public school experience for students in Baltimore City and around the country.
Q. I’m a woman. Can I join?
A. Mustaches for Kids does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, age, nationality, or anything else you can think of. Anyone can raise money for the cause, and we always need ‘stach enthusiasts! Just remember, “The Mustache is more in the heart than on the face.”
Q. I want to do it, but I’m scared.
A. Technically, that is not a question, but we will respond nonetheless. We suggest you step up to the plate. It’s time to overcome your fears and grow a Mustache for a good cause. Remember, there’s no “I” in “Mustache”.
Q. What will I tell my friends/co-workers/loved ones who object to my Mustache and ridicule me for it?
A. Do what we do. Fix them with a steely gaze and tell them the truth: “It’s for the kids.” Then ask them to make a donation.
Q. Why Mustaches? Why the silly name?
A. This is not your typical fundraising organization. We believe in doing good and having a good time doing it.
Q. Are you sure this isn’t a joke?
A. We swear to all that we hold holy that this is not a joke; we need your support.
Q. How do I contact Mustaches for Kids Baltimore?