About Maovember

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Contact: nihao (at) maovember.com.

Maovember is a month-long campaign that teams restaurants, bars, suppliers and customers for good causes. The event is a spin on ‘mao’, a coin worth one tenth of a yuan or 1.5 cents, and Movember, a global health mission where men grow mustaches. The idea is small donations can yield big results.

Maovember uses its funds for visible results. Past campaigns have funded everything from a delivery vehicle and baking equipment for Bread of Life, which employs working-age orphans with brittle bone disease, to reading rooms in Hebei, Yunnan and elsewhere through The Library Project.

Funds are raised via Maovember pin sales, personal donations, and events like pub quizzes, wine tastings, and poker, beer pong and corn toss tournaments. We give 100 percent of the funds we raise to our partners: this year we are working with The Library Project.

Event partners are encouraged to raise funds in two ways. First, with a food / drink deal that clearly shows how much money from each purchase goes to charity. Second, with a fun activity, such as a tasting, quiz or sports contest, with the entry fee to charity. This formula has inspired much creativity.

The 2019 steering group includes Paul Rochon (Paddy O’Shea’s), Steve Wang (WE Brewery Tianjin), Mike Wester (The Beijinger) and Jim Boyce (World Baiju Day). Everyone involved is a volunteer.

If you need more info, please contact us via nihao (at) maovember.com or see our Facebook page here.

Maovember teams restaurants, bars, vendors and customers for good causes. Our 2019 partner is Library Project, which has furnished more than 2000 libraries in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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