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Mustaches For Kids (and educational equity)

The other day I received an email from a good friend and former teammate, Mark Wilcox, who is currently teaching science in Baltimore, MD.  Mark just launched a fundraiser in which he will be growing a mustache to  raise money for his school’s various classroom projects.  Please take the time to read his letter and donate to this great cause.

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Friends and Family,

The time of year that I raise funds for classroom projects in a somewhat non-traditional way has arrived. That’s right, for the next four weeks, I will be subjecting myself to public humiliation and private doubt by growing what will no-doubt be a ridiculous looking mustache.  I’ve named it Dr. Watson because my mustache-growing ability is unfortunately quite elementary.

In order to justify this endeavor I need your support. I am asking you to ‘sponsor’ my mustache by making a contribution to DonorsChoose.org for any amount you feel appropriate.  It might be $1 or it might be $100 – no matter what, you’re giving to a great cause and every dollar pushes teachers and students to strive for higher achievement.

Your [tax deductible!] donation will go directly to local low-income classroom projects.  I’ve chosen several projects posted by teachers who I know are putting forth huge amounts of effort and who will positively affect their students with just a little nudge from your wallet.  You can visit my Giving Page, The Dr. Watson is a fantastic mustache Giving Page, to make a donation.

Mustaches for Kids depends on word-of-‘stache publicity, so if you can’t give at this time, please forward this email to anyone who might be interested in doing good and having fun.

With great sincerity and a healthy amount of shame,

Mark

1 Comment

  1. Jim Malewitz says:

    Sounds like a great project. Even better than what I thought it might be after reading just the headline – a project to grow thick mustaches that would be donated to kids who can’t grow them. Kids like me.

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