Maovember 2018

Maovember is back on its 6th edition! As always you’ll get restaurants, bars, and customers in China teaming for drinks, games, a lot of fun and charity of course!

Maovember is a month-long campaign that teams restaurants, bars, suppliers and customers for good causes. The event is a spin on ‘mao’, a coin worth one tenth of a yuan or 1.5 cents, and Movember, a global health mission where men grow mustaches. The idea is small donations can yield big results. Scan the QR code below for more details and news or visit

Maovember raises for funds for tangible results. The 2017 campaign funded a delivery vehicle and baking equipment for Bread of Life, which employs working age orphans with brittle bone disease, as well as reading rooms in Hebei and Yunnan through The Library Project.

Maovember 2018 logo designed by Andres Vargas

Funds are raised via Maovember pin sales, personal donations, and events like pub quizzes, wine tastings, and poker, beer pong and corn toss tournaments.

Event partners are encouraged to raise funds in two ways. First, with a food/drink special that clearly shows how much money for each purchase goes to charity. Second, with a fun activity, such as a tasting, quiz or sports tournament, with the entry fee to charity. This formula has inspired much creativity.

The 2018 steering group includes Paul Rochon (Paddy O’Shea’s), Steve Wang (WE Brewery, Tianjin), Mike Wester (The Beijinger) and Jim Boyce (website / central planning). Everyone involved is a volunteer.

If you need more info or are interested in holding an event or selling pins, please contact the steering committee via