What started as an Instagram page to showcase cool beards and a clothing line in 2014, has evolved into something not even its originator could’ve imagined....On April 10, 2015 the Miami Chapter was born. When the Miami Chapter got together, we wanted to be more than just a brotherhood: we wanted to be a symbol of hope and prosperity. In April 2015, we did our first charity event in which we partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a three year old leukemia patient’s wish come true. Through this event and the Bearded Villains network, we also found his life-saving donor.
This act of selflessness and love made our chapter the talk of the community all while inspiring fellow Bearded Villain chapters to participate in charity events as well. As the Miami Chapter, we have worked with : Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Camillus House. We have also participated in several walks such as: Walk to Defeat LS, Autism Walk, Walk to Cure Arthritis, Race for the Cure (Breast Cancer fundraiser) to name some. We have has also been involved with the school system in the Miami-Dade County area by assisting with refurbishing their facilities and collecting back-to-school supplies for inner city kids.
Realizing the impact their participation has had on our club and on the community alike, the Miami Chapter will not be stopping there. More than presence in numbers, we knows it thrives off the quality of its presence; it would not have have gotten where it is today if it weren’t for the roles of every single member. We hope to continue to plunge into every year with the same momentum it picked up and exited 2016 with. We hope their efforts draw interests from the community more broadly, thus evoking more involvement and planting a deeper understanding of our City’s needs and desires.
”Beards have brought us together. Common interests and love for our city has united us. Respect and honor keep us a brotherhood and made us a family. It isn’t about the money or time we’ve donated to charities, it’s the impact an act of kindness has on families, including ours. Serving people who are unable to acquire what they need for whatever reason brings us a sense of purpose every time we are able to deliver.” – Daniel Perez, Bearded Villains Miami Chapter Captain.