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!!Thanksgiving Mustaches!!
!!Thanksgiving Mustaches!!

Hi all,

 

It's November again, and that means I grow a mustache to raise money for several children's charities.  Yes, I know that I don't look as good in a mustache as, say, Nick Offerman (honestly, who does?) but it's for a worthy cause and I can deal with the sideways glances for a month.

 

I need your help though.  Since 2014, I have raised over $11,000 thanks to YOUR generosity.  This year I have set a hefty goal again, so, anything you are willing to contribute will be much appreciated. If you visit my page you can make a donation and see some pictures from my last couple of years.

http://www.m4krichmond.org/participant/161015 

 

M4K Richmond improves the quality of life for local children through individual fundraising and partnering with local charities and businesses.  In a nutshell, we grow mustaches as a marketing tool to help local children’s charities. Last year we had 120 growers collectively raise over $230,000 for ASK, SCAN, Childrens Hospital Foundation of Richmond, Feedmore, Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, FRIENDS Association for Children, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and Richmond Friends of the Homeless.. 

 

How your donations can impact these wonderful organizations:

 

$1 - Helps provide 4 meals to hungry children in Richmond

$25 - Provides snacks for 16 kids receiving treatment in clinic for 1 day or purchase 10 thermometers for families in the Pediatric Emergency Department

$50 - Purchases 5 copies of Goodnight Moon to be placed in 5 baby boxes given to each baby delivered at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU or provide a gas card or groceries for a family

$100 - Provides an hour of psychosocial care to a child, sibling or parent impacted by cancer or cover the cost of an exercise assessment and Personal Training session for a patient in CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center 

$250 - Purchases 100 premature baby diapers, provide 1 week of after school tutoring for a child, or pay a utility bill for a parent that had to quit their job due to child's diagnosis or treatment schedule 

$500 - Assists a family with paying rent or mortgage payments or cover the cost of 5 children to participate in CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyle Center’s group exercise class

$1,000 - Allows a group of patients from the Center for Craniofacial Care at CHoR to have a Boys/Girls Night Out

$2,000 - Sends 15 medically fragile children that live at CHoR’s Rehabilitation Pavilion to Virginia Beach for a day

$5,000 - Covers the cost of three pediatric wheelchair

 

Let's do this, let's raise some funds for the kids who need it!

 

-Dan

 
Getting tips on proper 'Stache care.
Getting tips on proper 'Stache care.

Week 2: 

First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has already donated!  Your generosity makes the awkward moments of silence when I enter the room worthwhile.  I've gotten more than a few chuckles from folks who've known me for a while. You can click on my profile picture at the top to see my latest results.
 

Two weeks in and I am definitely losing to a little girl.  She has started to give me tips on grooming and is unimpressed with my progress.

We still have a few weeks to go and I am just getting started towards my goal so tell your friends and family that I need more help. 

 
Dad, you call that a mustache!
Dad, you call that a mustache!
Good morning, everyone.
 
We are three weeks in and I am about a third of the way to my goal.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far.  You folks are so generous and are the reason M4K Richmond is on our way to collectively raising $350,000 this year!  We still have a ways to go though. 
 
James and Elisa are shocked at my 'stache progress (or lack thereof).  Why is it that I get showed up by a couple of kids every year?
 
I hope everyone has a safe and fun filled Thanksgiving this week, and lets give these kids something to be thankful for this year!
 
Dan
 
James and I are playing our favorite mustache related trivia game after Thanksgiving dinner.
James and I are playing our favorite mustache related trivia game after Thanksgiving dinner.
Hello, All,
 
This is my final week of the 2019 M4KRichmond growing season.  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated to me so far.  Unfortunately I am only two thirds of the way to my goal of $3,000 and only a few days left to donate (Friday is the final day).  If you have been considering donating, now would be a really great time.

Please, anything you are willing to contribute to the M4K charities is really appreciated.  
 
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All,
 
We had our end of season 'Stash Bash last night and as a group we raised $360,000 for our charities.  Personally I smashed my $3,000 goal and raised $4,684.   That is all thanks to YOUR generosity!  One of the staff members from ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation told me that the M4K growers are their biggest contributors every year and that they can't believe how much good can come from a bunch of dudes who don't shave for a month.
 
Thank you for making the 2019 growing season our biggest one yet.
-Dan, Adrienne, Elisa, and James
 

Recent Contributors

Darin Burbrink Date Received: 12/7/2019
 
Erin Segreti Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 12/6/2019
 
Thomas Rao Date Received: 12/6/2019
 
Robert Okeefe Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 12/6/2019
"Proud of you! Way to go! "
 
Tim Billups Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 12/6/2019
"Awesome job Dan and Family! Love your weekly updates. "
 
Jeff Knox Date Received: 12/4/2019
 
Louis Sterlacci Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 12/2/2019
"The family that grows a mustache together stays together. Looks great!"
 
Reynolds Match Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 12/2/2019
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 12/1/2019
 
Stephen Loving Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 12/1/2019
 
Kristen And Jeremy Sauer Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 12/1/2019
 
Linda Schumann Date Received: 12/1/2019
 
Krishna M Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 12/1/2019
 
Bill And Diann Conlin Date Received: 11/30/2019
"Thanks for caring so much about children. We do, too!"
 
Mary Humphrey Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/30/2019
"You are one handsome guy with a mustache. I love this cause. Go Dan go."
 
Danny And Jamie Seeley Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/28/2019
"The stache is indeed impressive. Thx for pulling off something that I can’t!"
 
Bob & Allison Harbick Date Received: 11/27/2019
"We are proud of you for supporting such a great cause."
 
LISA HOSAY Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/25/2019
 
Amy Panichella Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 11/24/2019
"Looking good.... is it December 1st yet?? :) "
 
Steve Campbell Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/24/2019
"Nice Work Dano!"
 
Adam Powers Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/24/2019
"Dan - Good luck with your fundraising for these great causes! Adam"
 
Daniel Guy Amount: $ 150 Date Received: 11/23/2019
"Great guy for a great cause - thanks Dan!"
 
Jennifer Vandeveer Date Received: 11/23/2019
 
Kelly Johnson Date Received: 11/23/2019
"What a wonderful cause! Keep up the amazing work! "
 
Bruce & Mindy Hills Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/23/2019
"Keep it growing!!"
 
Dan And Christina Hunt Date Received: 11/23/2019
"Go Coach Dan! "
 
Peter Skaredoff Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 11/22/2019
 
Kayti Schumann-Foster Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/21/2019
"Get that stache to epic proportions! "
 
John Atkinson Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/18/2019
"You're a dead ringer for Magnum PI!"
 
Scott & Cristina Brunton Date Received: 11/18/2019
"Good luck and a great cause!!!"
 
Brian Russell Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/18/2019
 
Melanie Thome Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/18/2019
"I love how you get the family involved!!"
 
Matt And Tina Nelson Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/17/2019
"I feel bad for the kids who don't have mustaches."
 
VIckie And Denny Engels Amount: $ 20 Date Received: 11/16/2019
 
Ashley Borders Date Received: 11/16/2019
"The mustache is coming in nicely. Maybe by next week you'll be on the winning side of the family competition!"
 
Robert Okeefe Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/16/2019
 
Mark & Aimee Hall Date Received: 11/16/2019
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 150 Date Received: 11/15/2019
"Love the example you are for your kids! Keep up the good work!"
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/11/2019
 
Nathan Saucier Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/11/2019
"Great time for lip warmer..Go Dan!"