Mustaches for Kids Twin Cities is the local chapter of Mustaches for Kids America, a volunteer-run non-profit organization started in Los Angeles in 1999 to do good and have fun by growing Mustaches for children’s charities. The concept is pretty simple, you get pledges/donations to grow a mustache for one month and all that money is donated to local children’s charities selected by the individual chapters.


M4KTC goals are simple.  Raise money for youth charities in the Twin Cities area, and have fun while doing it.  We strive to give back to this community, create opportunities where there is a void, and invest in our youth to ensure they feel connected to the future.


The year was 2020… a few good people wanted to invest their time and energy to make this world a better place and decided to start here in our beloved home of Minneapolis & St. Paul, otherwise known as the Twin Cities.

Each year, the board of M4KTC selects one Charity Partner for the annual growing campaign. We recruit “growers” who, for 30 days, grow their glorious stache, and raise money from their network. We tally up those funds and unveil our fundraising at the end of the growing season at our main event, Stache Bash!

Stache Bash is a mustache-themed costume party during which we crown the winner of the coveted “Best-in- Stache” and hand out other awards that are cherished by the recipients. So it’s all pretty simple: mustache, charity, and competition infused with meaningless pageantry. You can spare four weeks of your life for that.

In the words of Mark Twain, “I’ve never met a man with a mustache that was not good, honest, decent, awesome, good-looking, humble, sexy, wise, and a fantastic dancer.” (from “The Book of Stuff Mark Twain Never Said”)


M4KTC is part of M4K America that has Chapters across the country and raises over $2,000,000 annually for children’s charities across America. Check them out here: https://m4kamerica.com/

The Board of Directors

Skip Lindgren

Founding Member

Good at asking for stuff from people & average hockey coach.

Melissa Johnston

Founding Member

Loves volunteering & loves kids and still helps out on her family farm in Southern MN.

John Resman

Founding Member

Behind the scenes guy & pickleball aficionado….just ask him. Bringing a little Windy City to TC.

Tim Carr

Founding Member

Good dude, looking to grow a sweet stache & help kids!

Alissa Olson

Board Member