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Bday Beard Shaving for Homes First

$2,205 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 20 months
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Created May 24, 2017
Today's my birthday. Remember last year when I shaved my beard for charity? We ended up raising $1600 for Homes First. The year before, we got over $1000 together in Kiva microloans.

Clearly we can do awesome things together, so guess what? I grew it out again, and just like last year, I'm going to shave all 365 days of this beard for those in poverty, those with mental health issues, and others who need to rely on subsidized housing and shelters.

But it all depends on how much you contribute:
- $500, I'll shave my beard clean off. 
- $1000, I'll shave everything except for a mustache, which I'll leave for 24hours
- $1500, I'll leave that mustache on for a full week
- $2000, I'll do a Hulk Hogan style "horseshoe" mustache for 24 hours, and regular stache for the rest of the week
- $2500, I'll leave the Hulk Hogan style mustache for a full week (ew)

Based on your generosity from last year, Homes First has officially sponsored this year's campaign! That's how important your money is to this incredible organization helping house those in need.  So don't hesitate.

You can definitely spare $20, but $50 would be wonderful. Even more would be truly generous! Save your birthday wishes/gifts and donate to this campaign instead.

Also, take the time to share this link with some genuine words of encouragement for your friends to contribute - that would be a big help, too!

<3 Jay
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Update 4
Posted by Jay Vidya
19 months ago
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A final update for y'all, and a picture of my babyface :)

Your donations have been sent over, and in response I was invited to the Homes First annual general meeting yesterday where the whole team expressed a ton of gratitude for all of your contributions. So thanks again and hope you'll contribute again next year!
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Update 3
Posted by Jay Vidya
19 months ago
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Hey y'all. Here's the before/after pic. A few after-the-buzzer donations put the final total for this year's campaign at $2100. So much gratitude to everyone who contributed!

Special mention goes to those who made the most generous contributions:
Christian Stiller, Erin Damji, Nick Nøstbakken, Cameron Howieson, Mike Boulay, and of course my mom, Asha Vidyarthi!
Mustache is here, and money's been sent!
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Update 2
Posted by Jay Vidya
20 months ago
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OMG we did $1850!! This is the largest sum we've raised yet. Thank you all so much for being amazingly generous for the 3rd year in a row.

Your money is going towards an incredible housing project in Toronto which supports those with dire need. Your money also went to making me look ridiculous, and no one's gonna take me seriously for the next 7 days. :P

You can see a little video of me shaving here:
https://twitter.com/jayvidyarthi/status/868476775092957185

Later this weekend I will send confirmation of the donation to Homes First as well as some before/after pictures. THANKS AGAIN for making this campaign the most successful one yet <3 <3 <3
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Update 1
Posted by Jay Vidya
20 months ago
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Y'all are amazing - we hit the first milestone so I'm at least shaving tomorrow. Let's push hard into mustache territory now :)

Share the campaign with your friends - it can help to include your own personal testimonial of why it's important to support subsidized housing / homeless shelters!
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Raised by 51 people in 20 months
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