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Kevin Wade Inge " It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness. "
 
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Welp, it's that time of the year again, for those of us who are blessed with luxurious facial hair to sacrifice our rugged good looks to get some laughs and raise funds for those in dire need. I'm back at it again with M4K Richmond and Richmond Friends Of The Homeless! Last year, we hit $500K in donations (I personally hit a new goal of $1K!!!) As the need does not wane, nor do my efforts. I'm shooting even higher this year for a goal of $1,500.

While you're here, take a gander at the little game I've set up...take a guess which mustache you think I'll grow this year. Check back weekly for my follicle growth progress!!! Thanks all!

ABOUT RICHMOND FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS
Richmond Friends of the Homeless was formed in 1986 to strengthen and enrich the community life of the disadvantaged and homeless in Richmond, Virginia.

Our mission is served by providing a nutrtitious lunch seven days a week in Richmond's most impoverished neighborhoods: Blackwell/Bainbridge/Hillside and Jackson Ward/Gilpin Court/Mosby Court are encompassed. This includes a hearty bagged lunch on Saturdays and Sundays in south Richmond. Breakfast and a Book is available for the children we see each day. Our goal is the alleviation of hunger in our community, as well as providing numerous much needed services to those living in poverty. This includes blankets, clothing, warm winter items, personal hygiene kits, and food baskets. Counseling, referral services, and regularly scheduled 'health fairs" are offered. Special children's services include making available school supplies, book bags, funds for field trips, gym suits and graduation clothing as needed. We provide all of our services with the time and talents of a tremendous volunteer base which includes schools, churches and congregations of all denominations, civic groups, businesses and individuals who want to make a difference in their community.

ABOUT M4K RICHMOND

M4K Richmond improves the quality of life for local children through individual fundraising, partnering with local charities and businesses, and having a little bit of fun with facial hair.

M4K Richmond, Inc. is a volunteer-run organization that was founded in 2003 with the goal of raising money for local children’s charities while having fun growing mustaches. Inspired by the National Mustaches for Kids chapters in California and NYC, two Richmond-area philanthropic geniuses took a leap of faith and grew their first mustache.  After being spiritually and piously enlightened by the magic of 1) having a mustache and 2) helping children’s charities; the pair began their annual campaign to relentlessly recruit Growers and brand the M4K Richmond organization. In the beginning there was a small group of less than 10 Growers with limited mustache growing potential.  Membership has grown each year with over 200 Growers sporting sweet mustaches during this past growing session.  In 2010 M4K Richmond was incorporated and received recognition as an official 501(c)3 non profit public charity by the IRS. Through the years, M4K Richmond has enlisted the efforts of thousands of brave Growers who collectively have raised over $2,300,000 for Richmond based children’s charities such as The Children's Hospital Foundation, Greater Richmond SCAN, The ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, Feedmore, and more.
Coming In Nicely!
Coming In Nicely!
Hey all!

Take a look at what can happen in a week! I've been chopping wood, chewing on leather, and whatever else I can do to stimulate follicle growth, and the results are in! Any other ideas of what I can do to get this mustache growing any faster? Let me know, and please consider donating if you haven't already. Geico and their Philanthropic Foundation are hosting our first match event of the season. They're ponying up $5k in matching "prize money" that will be awarded to our top fundraisers through 2pm today.

If you've already donated to the cause, please accept my humble thanks for helping out! I greatly appreciate it.
WEEK TWO!
WEEK TWO!
WEEK TWO!

It's official, we've entered the awkward "dirt lip" phase. I pledge to push right through, because I know the results are going to be spectacular. An absolutely HUGE thanks goes out to all who have stepped up and donated so far, I am so grateful for the help! If you haven't had a chance to join in, it's never too late! I'll be back next week with another update...until then, bask in the glory of my ever growing follicles!
WEEK THREE!
WEEK THREE!
Welp, it’s now the third week of our M4K Richmond campaign, and I’ve got a lot to be thankful for! Not least of which is this fine mustache growth that has occurred atop my (now warm) upper lip! I also want to extend an extra bit of gratitude to everyone who’s donated to the cause so far…I’m sitting pretty at $580, and the goal is in sight. Any extra help is much appreciated, and will be extremely helpful towards fighting hunger locally. If you haven’t had the chance to yet, now is a great time to join the cause…everything wraps up next week! Stay tuned for the big reveal of which mustache I chose to grace my face this year.
FINAL WEEK!
FINAL WEEK!

Hey all!

 

The final week of the M4K 2021 is here! We’ve been in the news this week, check out this article over at Richmond Magazine that details some of the things that we’ve been up to for the past few years…

 

Sunday Story: A Growing Effort - Richmond Magazine

https://richmondmagazine.com/news/sunday-story/a-growing-effort/

 

In the meantime, the final countdown has begun! I’ll have the big reveal of which mustache I grew this year at 10am…you’ll be able to find out wherever you get your follicle news (of course if you’re here now, this is where you’ll find the update too haha). Time is running short now (the campaign ends Friday), so if you haven’t had the chance to donate to a great cause, the time is now. I’m sitting at $655 at the moment…and you can help me reach my goal.

 

To those who have already donated, an absolutely heartfelt thanks goes out to every last one of you. Much love and appreciation to you!

 

Best,

Kevin Wade Inge

WHICH ONE DID HE CHOOSE?!
WHICH ONE DID HE CHOOSE?!
Greetings all! The big reveal is here! An answer to your burning question - "which mustache did he choose?" CLICK HERE to find out at 10am!

A big heartfelt thanks to all who have donated. As of 8am today, I'm sitting at $1,100 in donations! Let's see if we can make the $1,500 goal a reality! Today, CoStar will be matching donations starting at 9am...so let's keep the momentum going!

Let's grow this thing!
THE FINAL STACHE!
THE FINAL STACHE!
Greetings all!

I just wanted to extend another big THANK YOU to everyone who’s donated this year. It means the world to me to have your support in this great cause.

If you’re still on the fence, today is the last day to join up, and then we’ll be hitting Triple Crossing Fulton this evening for the ‘Stache Bash!

As of 12 noon today, I’m personally sitting at $1,150 in donations, and the M4K Richmond is only $30,000 away from crossing the goal line of $510,000 this year!

Thanks again all!

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