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Chris White " A man without a mustache is like a woman with one. "
 
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'You win. You get everything. Good Stache Sir!!'
"You win. You get everything. Good Stache Sir!!"

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 a 10 year 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 140 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 hundreds of brave growers who collectively have raised over $1,000,000 for Richmond based children’s charities such as The Children’s Hospital Foundation, Greater Richmond SCAN, ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, The Founders Center of Commonwealth Autism, and Feedmore.

Day 6 of growing and this thing is coming in nicely.
Day 6 of growing and this thing is coming in nicely.

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Here's how it works: Each year, during the four-week Growing Season spanning November and December, Growers sprout sweet, sweet Mustaches. Per Mustaches for Kids bylaws, they shave their faces, except for the Mustache, a minimum of one time per week and solicit donations from friends, family, co-workers, and people in the community. Kind of like getting pledges to run a marathon. Without the exertion, cramping, or dehydration. Call it a facial hair marathon.

 At the end of the Growing Season, the Growers hold a Mustache Competition called the Stache Bash, which is a cross between a beauty pageant, dog show, and police line up. During the Competition, Growers, often in Mustache-enhancing costumes, are put through a test of mind, body, and Mustache and allow their facial hair to be evaluated by an independent panel of judges, and one Mustache is declared to be the "Sweetest.."

 
 

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What better way to spend a Sunday, Go Skins!!
What better way to spend a Sunday, Go Skins!!

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Recent Contributors

Denise Bateman Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/30/2018
"Go Chris!"
 
Deidre Watts Date Received: 11/30/2018
"Now this is a Stache worth donating for!"
 
Andrew Davis Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/30/2018
 
First Choice Seamless Gutters Droste Amount: $ 200 Date Received: 11/30/2018
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 20 Date Received: 11/30/2018
 
Corey And Rose ! Amount: $ 40 Date Received: 11/30/2018
"Best Mustache in the tenant department"
 
Raymond Ehlers Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 11/29/2018
 
Frances Ayeh-kumi Amount: $ 10 Date Received: 11/28/2018
 
Hilary Kidd Amount: $ 10 Date Received: 11/28/2018
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 20 Date Received: 11/27/2018
"Keep the stache going"
 
William McClung Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/27/2018
 
Kelly Koziol Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/21/2018
"Sweet stache! And for a good cause even if it does creep out Melissa for certain reasons. :)"
 
Mom And Dad White Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/19/2018
 
Melanie Woolley Date Received: 11/18/2018
 
Joe Jarboe Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 11/16/2018
"Well What do you call a Woman with one?"
 
Lanayah McCullouch Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/15/2018
 
Shavon Shockley Amount: $ 20 Date Received: 11/9/2018
"Good Luck! Go CoStar!"
 
Amy Broughman Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 11/7/2018
 
Linda Goldman Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/7/2018
 
Cole And Price Draucker Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 11/7/2018
"Tell Steve to watch out! Looks like he has some 'stache competition in the family :) "