Meet the Man Behind the Beard: Andrew Dudek of the Beard and Mustache Club of NC
If you think about it, facial hair may seem like it has nothing to do with charity. Andrew Dudek is the founder and president of the Beard and Mustache Club of North Carolina. The club holds fundraisers and competitions to raise money for charities and non-profit organizations. Radio Camper Hallie Springer talked with Dudek to learn more.
I started the Beard and Mustache Club of North Carolina to just have a community of men – and women, actually – who wanted to band together and just have an organization that would do something different. We didn't know what we wanted to do to begin with, so at the inception of it, really we just wanted to get together and see what we could do with the club. It evolved into a charity fundraising organization.
That year that it started, I was just looking for things to do. Maybe at the beginning, I thought that Beard Club could be a job where I could get paid, but then after doing it more and more, I realized that I didn't want that to be the case. I wanted it to be a charity organization. We definitely are interested in being a non-profit, 501(c)(3).