Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Why a mustache?
The mustache used to be a symbol of a man's entry into the dignified elite. In modern times, however, the mustache has fallen from grace. The popularity of mustaches has ebbed and waned throughout the ages, and in America today we find ourselves at a low point of mustache-acceptance. What better way to start a cultural movement than to embrace an unpopular social practice in attempt to raise money for charity?Why Color Your Do?
Whether it's a streak, a full color, or a crazy combination, hair color has always been a staple of the modern women's life. Some of the most fashionable women in history went with color. Now is the time to say that, "blond, brunette, red head or hot pink, ALL hair colors have more fun!". Now there is a chance to use that color for a greater cause.
Do you think your friends and co-workers would pay to see you dye that brown hair a fire engine red? Would they love to see you add some pink streaks to that blond coiff? We think they would, and that's why we are asking you to color your hair for the kids!
You can live out your life long dream of having a bright blue streak of color in that hair, while putting smiles on the faces of your friends, co-workers and the young people associated with our beneficiaries. Disadvantaged youth will benefit from all of your efforts. Donations will be directed towards scholarships, mentoring, tutoring and college prep programs.
The event is quite simple, we ask that you grow a mustache or color your hair (a streak or full color) throughout the month of October and ask family, friends, co-workers etc. to sponsor you during your life-altering journey. The event is accompanied by several events at local area bars and restaurants. The events are a terrific opportunity to network with other professionals and gain support from other participants as they grow a 70's style, Selleck look alike mustache or Marilyn Monroe hair style.Where and When are the events?
See our Events page for more information.Who does the money go to?
See our Beneficiaries page for this years beneficiaries.What are the rules for participation?
- Participants are asked to solicit friends, family, co-workers etc. to donate on behalf of your courageous journey. We are asking each grower to attempt to raise at least $250. Please direct donors to your profile at www.mustache4cash.org to make a donation.
- For the duration of a little more than 3 weeks sweet Mustaches and Colors will be sported for the world to behold. During that time, there will be weekly How's it Growing Parties, at bars throughout Denver. We conclude with a "blow out" finale party in late October.
- Participants agree to grow a mustache (or attempt to).
- Participants with existing facial hair will shave off and start fresh.
- A "running start" period will take place two weeks prior to the Kick Off Event for those growers who may need a little extra time to grow.
- Only mustaches are allowed. No goatee’s, beards, etc. If in doubt of specified style, please contact Patrick Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participants agree to alter the color of their whole head, or dye a single streak (or multiple streaks) a noticeably different color. Remember, hair coloring should be noticeably different - we want to make an impact! For those women that cannot make the commitment to dye their hair we will provide a fake streak of hair at the kickoff party (participants are expected to wear the "hair insert" every day during the duration of the fundraiser).
We prefer that participants direct donors to their page on the Mustache4Cash website for doing donations. Checks should be made payable to the Youth Opportunity Foundation and please write in the memo line the name of the participant you are donating on behalf of. You can hand off checks to a Mustache4Cash/Color4Kids Representative at the How's it Growing Parties or Finale Party or send checks to:
Youth Opportunity Foundation
P.O. Box 18352
Denver, CO 80218