Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Beard Gang

Since I'm on a post spree about my beloved alma mater, I thought I philanthropy that have evolved out of NCSU that I am proud of! In order to fully understand what the Beard Gang is all about, here is the groups description on their Facebook page:

Beard Gang originated through an idea between two friends, Jeremy Deckelbaum and N.C State’s basketball player, Richard Howell. Beard Gang started during the fall basketball season of 2011 as a fan club for Rich Howell. At first players and friends started asking for Beard Gang shirts for themselves, and then students from all over campus began showing an interest in buying shirts as well. Jeremy quickly realized that he could do something positive for the community with the profit he was making from selling more shirts. With the help of a friend, Cole Jordan, Beard Gang decided to redirect its focus on a charitable cause.

Through the loss of Rich’s little sister, Brianna Howell, we decided we wanted to help young children. The Deckelbaum family’s involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation solidified our choice in donating all of our profits to this wonderful organization. Last year Beard Gang was able to raise $10,000, which they donated in full to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year, the “Beard Gang Family” has expanded with the help of 12 more N.C State students in hopes to surpass our achievements from last year and to help grant more wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Here is the official Beard Gang Logo. Photo Cred: Beard Gang FB page 

Here is one of the Beard Gangs avid supporters in his shirt!! Photo Cred: Beard Gang FB page.

For more information and the latest news on the Beard Gang Charity follow them on Twitter 


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