human-centered design + mindfulness
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Shaving for Charity

For 3 years in a row, I've grown my beard for 365 days and ran charity fundraisers on my birthday using social media. So far, we've raised about $7000 for vulnerable populations through Kiva, Homes First, and Sistering.

Social Media for Good

When you see me in person, you can tell what time of year it is by the length of my beard - that's because I only shave once a year on my birthday. I wake up early in the morning and launch a campaign asking for donations to a specific charity toward a series of goals. If we meet the first goal I will shave my beard, but I also encourage big donations by setting higher goals (i.e. a Salvador Dali moustache, mutton chops, a Hulk Hogan moustache, and more). For reference, you can check out the 2018 campaign2017 campaign, or 2016 campaign online.

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