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Only Watch Charity Auction

Only Watch is an annual charity watch auction promoted by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy along with Antiquorum Auctioneers and the Monaco Yacht Show, with 100% of the proceeds funding research on muscular dystrophy. This year’s event raised a record total of $6.86 million.

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Timekeeping: Human Time Project

Without the use of a wristwatch, simple medical procedures that we take for granted like taking a pulse or temperature or administering medication become far more difficult and less accurate. So when Gustavo Sainz, a Los Angeles-based screenwriter and self-proclaimed, “Time Captain,” learned that many healthcare workers in developing countries lacked even this basic piece…

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Starbucks Indivisible Blend

Whether or not you’re a fan of the recently passed health care legislation, we can all agree that the good ol’ US of A could use a little help these days. That’s why the Seattle-based coffee giant has introduced Starbucks Indivisible Blend. Sold both by the cup and in one-pound whole bean bags, the blonde…

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Do good while drinking well

Miir Drinking Bottles

Did you know that more people die from drinking contaminated water than all forms of violence? What if you could help those people simply through your gear acquisitions? Now you can, with the exceptionally stylish and sleek-looking Miir Waterbottle ($15+). For every bottle you purchase Miir’s one4one initiative donates one full dollar to those who…

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La Colombe Lyon Charitable Coffee

Philadelphia-based La Colombe Torrefaction has already captured the hearts of the coffee community and it looks like the charitable clique is next. Their new Lyon coffee ($13) is the result of an alliance with Mr. Amsterdam Vallon himself. 100% of all Lyon sale’s profits will go to the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation, which supports a variety…

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Giving Back Never Went Down So Smooth

Abita Brewery SOS Charity Pilsner

Though the eventual consequences of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill are still being determined, the damage done to the seafood industry along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana is a very present and tangible reality. Families which have fished and shrimped in the murky waters off the Mississippi delta for generations are facing an end…

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Turning Old T-Shirts into Laptop Sleeves with Heart

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In a world where laptop sleeves tend to blend into the neoprene sea of brightly-colored sameness, Hello Rewind stands out both in product and in purpose. Their wares consist of a single offering: unique laptop sleeves – but their business doubles as a mission supporting and empowering sex trafficking survivors, whom they help regain their…

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Help Rebuild A Country and Your Wardrobe

Ralph Lauren Haiti Relief Classic-Fit Polo

Earlier, we asked everyone to do their part for the Haitian people by texting a donation to the Red Cross. This time, Ralph Lauren presents another alternative for giving that also leaves you with a unique piece of attire. 100% of purchase proceeds for these limited edition polo shirts will be donated to the United…

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Because Looking Badass is the Right Thing to Do

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Well, gents, the glorious month of Movember is nearly upon us. In case you are unfamiliar, Movember is a worldwide opportunity to overtake the month formerly known as November to raise awareness of men’s health issues and the garner donations to combat prostate and testicular cancers. How does Movember make that happen? By encouraging men…

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Giving Some Gear To Kids Who Deserve It Most

Children’s Miracle Network Gameroom Giveaway by Xbox 360

Children’s Miracle Network and Microsoft have teamed to provide three pediatric hospitals with an what their calling the Ultimate Gameroom. Apparently they got wind our Gear Patrol’s very own Nerf Charity Giveaway and decided to one-up us in a major way. Specific details for just what this Ultimate Gameroom consists of are scarce, but you…

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NERF Charity Giveaway – Winner!

Thanks to all of you who spoke up in favor of your favorite children’s charity in our recent NERF Charity Giveaway. Many great causes were nominated, all well-deserving of your support. One, however, stood out to us, both in the excellence of their mission and in the sheer volume of support they received. For this,…

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Gear Patrol Guide to Giving

Here’s one more thing to add to your list of resolutions for 2009 (we know you’ve been procrastinating): Give more. In our minds, there is no better way to advance yourself. Donating your time or money to a worthwhile cause allows you to invest in something you care about, meet new people, and do something…

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2008 Dodge Challenger Auction

First, we’ve got to say that though you can technically buy these, it’s through threee auctions selling off the first three Dodge Challengers. Two of the auctions are to benefit notMYkid and United Way of Southeastern Michigan. The last is an eBay auction. Not exactly an easy straightforward purchase, but for a concept vehicle that…