Thursday, December 11, 2014

BV Whisker Club Winter Charity Opportunities

Howdy facial hair enthusiasts,

Tuesday night at Carney's we developed some plans to help out the community this winter. Briefly, here is what we are thinking.

This Saturday, we can participate in the Salvation Army's "adopt an angel" program. Basically, the way it works is we select angels (kids) with a list of things they want or need (clothes, toys, etc.). After purchasing items for the children, we return to the tree and drop off the gifts (no wrapping necessary).  I was thinking that we could meet at 10 AM in the morning at the "Angel Tree" which is located in the food court of Post Oak Mall. We can then decide which children to provide gifts for and split up to purchase them. After that, we can then meet back up at the mall at 11:30 or 12 to get the gifts back. If anyone wants to do anything after, I was thinking we could go get lunch somewhere.

The club has also helped out with the Neal Park Potluck and Community Garden in the past. For those who aren't aware, every weekend, there is a potluck in Neal Park and anyone can attend. Those who cannot bring anything, simply get to eat what others provide. Vincent Morgan, who was a regular at the potluck, passed during one of the recent cold snaps. Jon came up with an idea for a "coat drive" that will accept coats, blankets, and sleeping bags. We could then bring them to the potluck every weekend for any one who needs them. Andrew Golnar came up with the idea of continuing the drive through January so that any students traveling home during winter break can bring back items when they return. New Republic is willing to give a free pint to people who donate an item. We can have a box set up there as soon as this weekend. We will ask around and see if any other places are willing to have collection boxes through January. If you have any connections, please feel free to help out and use them!

Last, Jon is participating in the marathon this Sunday. We were planning on setting up a table in Brison Park where we can have orange slices for the runners. We'll also have our sign, business cards, and we can also take pictures of the whiskered runners to share on our page. Apparently, the club did this a couple of years ago and got a great response from it. If you want to join us to cheer Jon and the others on, you can meet up with us on Sunday morning any time after 7:45 AM.

We toyed around with the idea of modifying Christmas carols to be beard related and making calendars with images of club members but it may be something to think about a little earlier next year.

I also apologize for any spam emails you might have received from this address yesterday. My account was hacked yesterday but I have resolved the issue.

Beard On!
Chris Garza