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SHAVE IT's Fundraiser:

Shave It, Save It or Do Something Creative

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THE STORY:

If you're a beard naysayer, it's too late...I've already been growing my beard for over a year and a half. But no worries because from here on out, I'm leaving its fate up to you! I'd like to get a fun, little competition going to raise funds for Niños de Guatemala (NDG), the non-profit organization I volunteered for the three months I was in Guatemala. It’s a SHAVE IT, SAVE IT or DO SOMETHING CREATIVE competition, and here's how it works: If you want me to shave my beard and go back to being a civilized member of society, then you donate to the SHAVE IT pool. If you want me to save the beard and continue being a Neanderthal and getting mistaken for one of the guys from Duck Dynasty, then you donate to the SAVE IT pool. OR if you want me to rock some crazy facial hairstyle like a handlebar mustache, a soul patch or mutton chops, then you donate to the DO SOMETHING CREATIVE pool. The pool that finishes the month with the highest amount of donations wins and I will succumb to the facial hair fate that you all have chosen for me! If the SHAVE IT pool wins, I’ll post pictures of the “shave” (probably do some crazy styles in the process) and pictures of my new look to my Facebook page for everyone’s viewing pleasure and you can all watch in horror as I’m transformed into a little boy again. If the SAVE IT pool wins, I’ll continue to grow my beard for 6 more months and I’ll post weekly photos to Facebook to keep you updated. If the DO SOMETHING CREATIVE pool wins, I’ll conduct a vote on my Facebook page and the ridiculous facial hairstyle with the most write-ins wins and I’ll rock that look for an entire month and keep you updated with weekly photos. The competition will begin June 4th and end July 4th. (What better way to celebrate your independence than by having a say in what another person does with their facial hair!)

Here's a little more info about NDG and why I've decided to start this fundraiser: NDG is a Dutch/Guatemalan non-profit that started in 2006 based around the idea that an education is the most important thing for all children. Now, only nine years later they're running two schools in extremely impoverished areas right outside of a popular tourist town, Antigua, Guatemala. They have an amazing staff and fantastic teachers and some of the most intelligent, fun, and genuine elementary school students I have ever met. The work they are doing is great; they are giving quality education to kids who without NDG would have probably never had the opportunity for an education at all. I had an awesome time down there, met some wonderful people, became BFFs with a three year old (the guy I'm flexing with in the photo), had my face painted while 20 preschoolers chanted "Toreeeeeto" "Toreeeeeto" like we were gearing up for battle, and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything! I knew I'd get back to the States and want to do more so I made a deal with some of the volunteers and staff members that when I started contemplating shaving my beard, I'd find a way to raise some money for Niños. So here it is! Any and all donations are welcome and appreciated, they just have to be a minimum of $10(remember it's for the kids!) I’m going to get things started with a $20 donation to each pool. (I wouldn’t want to show which side I’m rooting for)! Let the games begin!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shave me

    $20

  • Save me!!

    $20

  • Do something creative to me, wait WHAT?

    $20

  • Sharon

    $20

  • Portermon

    $20

  • McCoy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • JaBarthBangs

    $30

  • Amy Murphy

    $50

  • TEAM GREEN

    $50

  • Bobby Boy

    $50

  • Da Woo

    $50

  • kjpro

    $25

  • Diana Langley Rock

    $25

  • School bus

    $20

  • Nuria Elkout

    $10

  • Lorii Rabinowitz

    $25

  • Byrnes

    $50

  • Cuz Vanessa

    $50

  • susan Waldron

    $50

  • Amanda Reyna

    $50

  • Momma P

    $100

  • Christina Castro

    $10

  • Big Bro...Not Bry :)

    $50

  • Coop-a-loop

    $25

  • Pops

    $200

  • Naseem

    $25

  • CONOR BABBYYYYY

    $25

  • Barbarossa

    $20

  • Gorka

    $10

  • Leslie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Santa's lap

    $10

  • Shirley

     

  • Ericka

    $25

  • Wilson!

     

  • Charissa

    $100

  • Ahart Lazzarus

    $40

  • Mamma Biscuit

    $100

  • chewie

     

  • Shari & Chuck Thompson

    $50

  • Sam and Alex

    $50

  • Heather

    $25

  • Jabes

    $30

  • Charles Ray

    $101

  • Brendan dunn

    $25

  • merrill

    $30

  • Buzz

    $74

  • Pino

    $20

  • Shane

    $20

  • Torin Murphy

    $25

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84% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $2,095 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

SHAVE IT

Amount Raised

$1,515

 

61% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

DO SOMETHING CREATIVE

Amount Raised

$355

Fundraiser Title

SAVE IT

Amount Raised

$225

Donor Comments

Torin Murphy

Torin Murphy

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Shane

Shane

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Pino

Pino

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Buzz

Buzz

DONATION: $74

2 years ago

merrill

merrill

DONATION: $30

great looking beard hate to see it go 2 years ago

Brendan dunn

Brendan dunn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Charles Ray

Charles Ray

DONATION: $101

Whaddddddup 2 years ago

Jabes

Jabes

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Heather

Heather

DONATION: $25

Looks like it's going to be too little too late! 2 years ago

Sam and Alex

Sam and Alex

DONATION: $50

Great stuff man! Love and miss you brotha. 2 years ago