Mustaches for Kids Ottawa

12 Years of Growing Mustaches and Raising Money for Make-a-Wish


What? You’re confused? “Mustaches? For kids?”

Yes. Mustaches for Kids. We admit that it’s a somewhat unusual concept, so we’ve collected some answers to the questions we get:

Q. Is this a joke?
A. No. Since its inception in 1999, hundreds of Growers have joined Mustaches for Kids, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with terminal illnesses.

Q. I’m a woman. Can I join?
A. Mustaches for Kids does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, age, nationality, or anything else you can think of. Anyone can raise money for the cause. Just remember, “The Mustache is more in the heart than on the face.”

Q. I want to do it, but I’m scared.
A. Technically, that is not a question, but we will respond nonetheless. We suggest you step up to the plate. It’s time to overcome your fears and grow a Mustache for a good cause. Remember, there’s no “I” in “Mustache” but there is one in “Lip Rug”. Look to the stache!

Q. What will I tell my friends/co-workers/loved ones/employers who object to my Mustache and ridicule me for it?
A. Do what we do. Fix them with a steely gaze and tell them the truth: “It’s for the kids.” Then ask them to make a donation.

Q. Why Mustaches? Why the silly name?
A. This is not your typical fundraising organization. We believe in doing good and having a good time doing it. And we like to drink beer.

Q. Are you sure this isn’t a joke?
A. Positive.

Q. Swear?
A. We swear to all that we hold holy that this is not a joke; we need your support. The kids need us!

Q. How do I contact Mustaches for Kids Ottawa?
A. You can visit the web site by going to You can email us directly at Better yet, you can meet us in person at one of our Mustache Checkpoints. We’re very handsome and we give good hugs.