Here at BatchBlue, we love a good cause. This year the holiday season afforded us a few great opportunities to get involved (as well as share a few laughs over growing-in mustaches!)
We kicked off the season in November when we joined the international effort to raise money for men’s health with our own Movember team. Movember is a month-long effort to raise awareness (and cash) for men’s health issues by growing mustaches. The funds raised through Movember’s US campaign benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For thirty days, the BatchBlue “Mo Bros” fearlessly grew their mustaches in spite of the pitfalls of somewhat prickly upper lips and lots of good-natured teasing from friends and family. The BatchBlue Mo Sistahs joined in the fun, too and helped cheer the team on! Team BatchStache raised $1012.00 for the cause thanks to our family and friends.
In December, it’s a BatchBlue tradition to partner with our friends from the Providence Geeks and collect donations for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Food and funds were collected at the Providence Geeks December meeting at AS220. The third annual “Geeks for Good” event collected $404.00 and 188 lbs of food. That goes a long way to help feed the hungry in our state: we’re grateful to all the local geeks who helped make this donation possible.
We also made a donation on behalf of the employees of BatchBlue to Boys’ Town of New England, a great organization that provides temporary housing and support to children in crisis situations (abusive homes, custody issues, etc.) If you haven’t heard of them before, please check them out as they are doing really good and important work in helping kids in our area.
Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about our fund-raisers, donated, and just helped in general to keep our spirits bright this holiday season. Best wishes to all for the New Year and we hope to see you again in 2011 for Mo Fun in Movember and December!