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Brovember Another Successful 'Do For Others' Event at Shaker Road

The 5th annual Shaker Road Brovember campaign was another successful effort thanks to the generosity of our school community and the good nature of the nine men who endured scratchy whiskers for 30 days.

A constant theme for the Shaker Road family is that we “Do For Others” whenever we have a chance to do so. Not only are we able to do some good in the world but we always have fun along the way.

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First-grade teacher Steve Doran was crowned the King of Jars, which means that he received the most in-school donations. All throughout the month of November there is a display in the lobby that shows the progress of the men’s beards and a corresponding jar for students and others to “vote” for best beard with their donations. The total from the nine jars was nearly $270!

The Monday before Thanksgiving has traditionally been “Mustache Monday” where students and staff donate $1 to purchase a mustache to wear throughout the day. This year’s effort netted $214!

The Shaker Road Brovember group also uses an online donation site (CrowdRise.com) to allow folks outside the building to help us meet our goal. Online donations totaled $878 with folks in several different states contributing to our effort.

In the end, Shaker Road contributed $1,359.62 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (pcf.org), which is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and is always recognized by Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Charity Watch (top rating) as a not-for-profit that donors can rely on to keep administrative costs low so that funds go directly to research and education programs. We are proud of our association with PCF.

Many thanks again to the many people who help to make Brovember such a productive and positive “Do For Others” event at Shaker Road. There are so many examples of this community’s generosity all throughout the year, which makes us very proud. Go Turtles!

Brovember student Brovember display Brovember teacher winner