Are you kidding me?

No you didn't.
Oh— No you didn't.

Er, yes we did.

Initially we thought: perhaps we'll reel in a happy $5000. Then when more farmers came along we thought: nah, let's push for $10,000. And we were thrilled at the thought of that, slightly incredulous that it could happen, but thrilled nonetheless.

But then somehow, out of nowhere, our troops pulled their socks up and combed their 'staches out. The final few days saw thousands of dollars pouring into the 826 Valencia fund.

It's insane. Insanely brilliant, that is. Some of us bright young things here at 826 have had to sit the GRE Math exam, but even we couldn't work out that

18 mustaches x 6 weeks > $15,000

Sorry, did you get that? We managed to raise over $15,000!!!

Donors: you rule!
Farmers: you rule!

Students of 826: you win win win!

Seriously, all of us are staggered at the efforts of the 'stache-farmers (both in terms of money raised and hairs cultivated). And we are overwhelmed with gratitude to all of you who sponsored one, or some, of these wonderful folk. If it wasn't for people like you, we wouldn't be able to continue doing what we do.

Thank you!

So with a whimper and a sob we'll say adieu. We'll miss you.

Take a look at the pictures of the big night...

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