AboutWho is YOF?
We're all busy, and we all have a lot of events, organizations and people fighting for our time. To those of you wishing there were an easy, fun way to give back to our local community without a huge time commitment, that's why Youth Opportunity Foundation (YOF) exists. YOF is a Denver-based nonprofit that organizes annual events to raise money for other charitable groups that provide mentoring and educational programs to Colorado's youth. Our marquee events are Mustache 4 Cash/Color 4 Kids and the Big Bowl – more on mustaches and bowling (because who wouldn't want to know more about mustaches and bowling?) can be found below/within.
Why, you ask, would I raise money through YOF rather than going directly to Denver Urban Scholars or Bridge Project (more on our two main benefactors can also be found below/within)? Maybe you don't have the time right now to get involved with those organizations on an ongoing basis and want a simple way to contribute. Maybe you'd like to "test drive" those organizations before becoming more involved. Maybe you're tired of black tie dinners and golf tournaments, but still want to give back. Or maybe you and your friends are simply looking for something fun to do that also does some good. There are a number of reasons, but the bottom line is this: YOF offers a different way to give back to your local community, and one that makes a significant impact without a significant time commitment! Visit www.youthopportunityfoundation.org to learn more.Mustache 4 Cash/Color 4 Kidz
Since 2004 (yes, before Movember existed in the U.S.) YOF has been putting on its marquee fundraising event: Mustache 4 Cash/Color 4 Kidz. The concept is simple. You sign up to grow a sweet mustache or put a fashionable color streak in your hair for the month of October, have your friends donate to your follicle efforts, and raise money for kids who need a little direction in life. We host weekly "How's it Growing" parties to offer support (when needed) or networking opportunities and finish things off with a bang called "The Bash" - a party to celebrate all things mustache and color. To date we've raised more than $700,000 through the simple act of doing something different with your hair – facial or otherwise – and the fun continues every year.
Mustache4Cash / Color4Kidz is a fundraiser started in 2004 by the Youth Opportunity Foundation, a Colorado 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising money and awareness
About Youth Opportunity Foundation
Youth Opportunity Foundation is a 501(C) 3 which was founded by a group of friends in Denver, Colorado as a way of giving back to the community which we love. For more information visit http://www.youthopportunityfoundation.org