At this time of the year, I feel that it is important to give back to the community and help those who are less fortunate. This is why we are collecting blankets for a community service project that benefits homeless Veterans. These gently used (or new) blankets will be donated to the Veteran's Hospital in Durham, and will be given to homeless men and women who have served our country. Hopefully, your donations can provide them with a little extra warmth this winter.
So why the the beard? Well...as you may know, this month is “No Shave November”. As an incentive for the kids to bring as many blankets as possible, we are offering a contest. The homeroom that brings in the most blankets between this week and December 15th gets to design Mr. Allyn’s beard! Between November 1st and then, I will not shave my beard. The class with the most blankets gets to choose from the beard styles pictured above. I will then wear the selected beard for one whole week!
***Update*** Mr. Capps our school's band director, has agreed to join me in efforts to gather more blankets. He will also wear whatever beard is chosen!