Four area charities will observe beneficiaries
No Shave November has started, and now many adults will grow hairs for 30 days for sure. Each year, many people forgo shaving and grooming in order to raise funds and awareness for causes such as cancer awareness, homelessness, charity, etc. In fact, the goal of No-Shave November is absolute to grow awareness by embracing hair, which often cancer patients lose. Thinking to serve this Movember, one flooring businessman from Wisconsin is planning to raise funds for charities as beneficiaries.
While the coronavirus continues to spread panic, Dave Brown, a Caledonia resident hopes to spread some cheer and smiles with its “No shave November” fundraiser. Being Carpetland USA President, the owner of one of the largest floor covering centers in Wisconsin, Dave is looking to support four southeastern Wisconsin charities.
Giving up the razor for a good cause
In the interest of spreading happiness to the struggling charities, Carpetland USA’s No-Shave November fundraiser will take donations in-store and online from Nov.1-30. Carpetland is looking to match up to $15,000 donation, for which they will go and collect from their suppliers, customers, and the community. The online/offline visits will serve a mission – to encourage people to remember about struggling people, trying to make it through this pandemic.
With Carpetland USA’s “dollar-for-dollar” match, $15,000 in No Shave November donations would become a $30,000 donation.
“Any fundraiser donations received in excess of $15,000 “will be gravy” for the beneficiary organizations,” said Brown.
Beard and Bread for four charities
Four charities in the area have been selected as No Shave November beneficiaries – Racine Family YMCA and SAFE Passage in Racine County; The FOOD Pantry in Waukesha County; and West Allis-based Hope MKE in Milwaukee County.
A program of SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc., SAFE Passage is a 12-month rapid re-housing program that serves young adults ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness living on the street, in a homeless shelter, or fleeing domestic violence. Qualifying young adults receive rental assistance and supportive services.
“Racine has been a great place for me. I stayed here and raised three kids. Racine’s been a very important part of my life and I want to make sure it continues to prosper,” said Brown.