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Matt Chafin " Scott's turf builder, feed your 'stache, feed it! "
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Week 1
Week 1
11/4/2016 - Folks, we are well into week one of M4K 2016!!  Thank you to the generous souls who've so graciously donated already!

As you can see a couple days of growth is just enough to give me that just hit puberty look.  I remember growing up if I would ever have facial hair, little did I know I had nothing to worry about!

The kick off at Hardywood was a blast!  It was great seeing veteran growers along with all our rookies.  Our weekly checkins will start next week; growers and non-growers alike are welcome!  We meet at 6pm on Mondays at Sportspage Grill in Midlothian, and 6pm on Wednesdays at the Answer Brewpub in the West End.  Hope you can make it out one evening!

Last but not least, please donate!  We try to make this fundraiser a lot of fun, but it is really a serious thing, the charities we benefit including Feedmore, Richmond Children's Hospital, ASK, and SCAN are all fantastic charities and are counting on us for support.  Please donate today!!

11/12/2016 - Changing it up a bit this week, with a more serious topic:  local childhood hunger.  I’ve heard in the past "people you know right around the corner are going hungry".  I didn't really think it was true; that it was a function of demographic averaging.  Last weekend I found out how wrong I was.

I volunteered this past weekend at Feed 23112, a food pantry based in Chesterfield County.  Our group from New Life Church helped build raised bed gardens so that they’ll be ready for the spring.  While I was there I spoke with the organization's founder, Anne Marie.  I asked where their food pantry was located and she replied Clover Hill HS.  Clover Hill HS – newly opened & one of the highest performing high schools in Virginia in a thriving area of Chesterfiled County.  She explained that kids were acting out, getting bad grades, and stealing food from other students.  These kids had parents who lost their jobs, or had some other family hardship and literally no food or other means for lunch.  Their program allows kids in need to eat lunch at school and offers assistance to their families.

M4K benefits Feedmore Central VA’s food bank that supports feed 23112 and other programs across the state.  I urge you to support this important cause today by donating on my page.  This time of the year is a peak for food donations but is a low point for monetary donations.  Your support will help “keep the lights on” and benefit other child hood charities including SCAN, ASK, and Richmond Children’s Hospital.  Or if you are inspired by feed 23112 please visit their facebook page and find out how you can help.  Please get involved today!

Recent Contributors

Matthew Chafin Date Received: 12/5/2017
"Dave Huddle"
Deshay White Amount: $ 26.75 Date Received: 12/1/2017
Felicia O’Neill Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 12/1/2017
Stephanie Paget Date Received: 11/30/2017
"Impressive again this year - the ‘stache and the goal!!"
Josh Walters Date Received: 11/30/2017
"This is the only time you should take advice from Kyle. Kidding, of course!"
Micah Cantor Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/29/2017
Sue Swertfeger Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/28/2017
"Every little bit helps!! Sue"
Patrick Covert Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/28/2017
Anonymous Amount: $ 208.57 Date Received: 11/28/2017
Ken Montgomery Amount: $ 26.75 Date Received: 11/27/2017
"I think you should keep the stache"
Pam Sirois Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/27/2017
Charles Hinton Amount: $ 104.68 Date Received: 11/27/2017
"Commonwealth Brass"
Rachel Correnti Amount: $ 31.95 Date Received: 11/27/2017
Anonymous Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/27/2017
"If only November could last forever..."
Anonymous Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/27/2017
"Nice try on the Sgt. Slaughter reference. More like Oliver Hardy.... :)"
David Wilmoth Amount: $ 42.33 Date Received: 11/25/2017
Theresa King Amount: $ 26.75 Date Received: 11/25/2017
Robert Minnix Amount: $ 26.75 Date Received: 11/21/2017
Ann Long Amount: $ 21.56 Date Received: 11/20/2017
"Happy Thanksgiving!"
Nancy Barnett Date Received: 11/18/2017
Kim Harris Amount: $ 21.56 Date Received: 11/17/2017
Katherine Chafin Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/17/2017
"Just for getting rid of that awful disgusting ‘tasting strip’! :-)"
Mary Brooks Amount: $ 31.95 Date Received: 11/16/2017
Anonymous Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/16/2017
George Revock Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/13/2017
Lindsay Schoenfeld Amount: $ 26.75 Date Received: 11/13/2017
Nana & Big Daddy Chafin Amount: $ 104.68 Date Received: 11/9/2017
Chip McCraw Amount: $ 31.95 Date Received: 11/9/2017
Anna Sebastian Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/9/2017
Rick OBrien Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/9/2017
Jason Gagnon Amount: $ 26.75 Date Received: 11/8/2017
Tony Eiser Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 11/8/2017
Michelle Mosher Amount: $ 52.73 Date Received: 11/8/2017
"Always happy to support this great cause!"
Christina Revenis Amount: $ 31.95 Date Received: 11/7/2017
FB Friends Of Matt Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 11/6/2017
Stephanie Fisher Amount: $ 26.75 Date Received: 11/1/2017
"I may need to relocate my desk until this is over."