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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.


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 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,


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.