About Maovember

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Contact: nihao (at) maovember.com.

Maovember is a month-long campaign that teams restaurants, bars, shops and customers for good causes. The name is a play on mao, a coin worth one tenth of a yuan (1.5 cents), and Movember, a global health mission where men grow mustaches. The theme is small businesses and small donations can yield big results.

Maovember backs projects that produce visible results. This year’s goal is to raise one million mao (100,000 renminbi) for The Library Project, which furnishes reading rooms in needy schools, and Bread of Life, a bakery that trains and employs disabled people. Funds are raised via Maovember pin sales, personal donations, and events such quizzes, wine tastings and poker, beer pong and corn toss tournaments.

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

The steering group includes Claudia Masueger (CHEERS Wine), Paul Rochon (Paddy O’Shea’s), Edouard Simon (IT), Mike Wester (The Beijinger) and Jim Boyce (website and central planning). Everyone involved is a volunteer.

If you need more info, or are interested in holding an event or selling pins, please contact us via nihao (at) maovember.com or see our Facebook page here.

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