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Charles King Says Goodbye to his Ponytail!

Since the mid-80s, Charles King, co-founder and CEO of Housing Works, has sported a trademark long ponytail. As we come upon the milestone of Housing Works’ 20th year, we’re putting the ponytail on the chopping block for the highest bidder (who so far is Pastor Rick Warren). Come celebrate the ceremonial cutting at the Shear Madness event, and stay for food, drink, and fun at the Housing Works Bookstore Café.

Housing Works Members and shoppers are eligible for discount tickets at $50 each ($75 original value). Just enter the special coupon code “hwmember123” when buying tickets online. (Please note that tickets purchased at a discounted price using a coupon code do not include a Housing Works Membership or upgrade for current members.)

Get your tickets to Shear Madness today!

If you can’t attend, you can still make a donation by voting online for Charles’ new ‘do. For only $10 per vote, you can choose from one of ten styles – including the mullet, Mohawk, or the always flattering 70s shag. The top three online vote-getters will be presented at the live event where additional voting will take place. Once you make a donation, you can vote as many times as you want.

Vote online for Charles’ new hairstyle!

For more information about the event, auction, and voting, go to

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm