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Summer Games Done Quick Raised An Insane Amount Of Money This Year

SGDQ is an annual event that really brings out the feel-good moments in gaming. The latest event that helped raise funds for Doctors Without Borders managed to acrue an insane amount of money this year, even more than what you might be expecting.

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Star Wars Is Giving Away A Role In The Han Solo Movie, A Trip To Skywalker Ranch And More

Star Wars is, very simply, one of the most popular names in all of entertainment. The power that Disney and Lucasfilm have cannot be overstated. Now, as part of a new promotion, fans can get an up-close look at just how big the world of Star Wars really is.

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The Auction To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face Just Hit A Setback

The pharmaceutical industry's bad boy is auctioning off a punch to his face for $50,000, but the woman who offered to pay up rescinded on the offer.

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Forrest Gump Fan Attempting A Coast-To-Coast Jog For Charity

One Forrest Gump fan has set out to recreate the film's coast-to-coast running scene, all in the name of charity.

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Shailene Woodley Shows Off Her Spectacular New Haircut

Following up on her announcement that she was cutting off her hair in preparation to start shooting the feature adaptation of The Fault in our Stars, Shailene Woodley made good on her promise in chopping off her locks, which she says she'll donate to charity. The above photo gives us a look at Woodley's new hairdo… kind of. She's got her hands in her hair, making it difficult to see just how short it really is.

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Shailene Woodley To Chop Off Her Hair This Weekend, Plans To Donate It To Charity

Actress Shailene Woodley is known for her talent, especially by those who've seen her in The Descendants, but on physical appearance, her long hair is one of the things that stands out most. But not for long. The actress has announced that this weekend she's chopping off her hair ahead of shooting the feature adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, which will have her playing Hazel, a girl with terminal cancer.

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Helen Mirren Dresses As Queen, Has Tea With Dying Child

Earlier this year, the National Children’s Tumour Leukaemia Cancer Trust wrote a letter to the Queen asking if she would fulfill a young boy’s dying request to meet her. Unfortunately, because of her schedule and the sheer volume of letters she receives, the Queen was unable to agree to Oliver Burton’s request. Luckily, thanks to some quick thinking and the generosity of a beloved actress, the little guy was still able to have tea and biscuits with the Queen.

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Lamar Odom Paid For Former George Mason Star To Attend Private High School

Lamar Odom might not be an ace at the day-to-day rigors of running a charity, but that doesn’t mean he’s not an extremely charitable person whose heart is in the right place. Just days after being the subject of a scathing ESPN report on athletes who run illegal or mismanaged organizations, the Clippers big man was defended in the press today by someone with first-hand knowledge of Odom’s giving spirit.

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Flight Of The Conchords Return With Charity Song For Kids

Now, Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have joined together to produce “Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That),” a new song created to help a New Zealand charity focusing on research for kids to raise money. The duo first met up with some New Zealand kids to get some perspective on how to write a good song for charity.

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Ty Warner Gives $20,000 To Sick Woman Who Gave Him Directions

Jennifer Vasilakos was confident, with enough hard work, she could raise the money needed to treat her life-threatening kidney disorder. In her wildest dreams, however, she never thought she’d wind up receiving it all in one check. That’s the incredible position she’s in now, though, thanks to the generosity of one Beanie Baby billionaire.

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Kate Middleton Aids Charity By Attending The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

Middleton got to have a bit more fun on Friday volunteering at an event with the Art Room, an Oxford based charity the Duchess became a Royal Patron of on January 5. The charity puts together art-based spaces and events that give positive reinforcement to kids between the ages of 6 and 16 to encourage emotional literacy and teach them how to cope in more “mainstream” environments.

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TD Bank Is Suing Mary J Blige's Charity For 250K

Last summer, the Mary J Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation found itself in some financial trouble. To try and right the ship, organizers reportedly got a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar short-term loan from TD Bank. Payment was due in full by this past December, but unfortunately, less than four hundred bucks was paid back in time. Not surprisingly, the bank is beyond pissed and wants its money immediately.

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Taylor Swift Donating $4 Million To Educate Kids About Music

The “Safe and Sound” singer knows it, too, and so she has decided to give $4 million dollars to help with music education, taking up the mantle where VH1 has lagged off in the last few years. The money will go directly to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN, which seems as if it will have nothing to do with education at all. Appearances are deceiving; the money will be given to build the Taylor Swift Education Center, which will feature classroom space and area for exhibits.

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Child's Play Responds To EA's DLC: They Did Not Have Our Permission To Run This Promotion

Child's Play organizer Jamie Dillion has always been upfront about the charity business and explaining what's really going on behind the scenes, and fervently explains that EA did not have their permission to use Child's Play to promote their Battlefield DLC.

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Fundraiser To Change Mass Effect 3 Ending Is Shutdown

After more than $80,000 raised in charity, Penny Arcade, the founders of Child's Play, have announced that they have brought the fundraiser to an end due to a lot of people not realizing that the money wasn't going directly to BioWare.

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Meryl Streep Donates To Two Of Viola Davis' Charities

Meryl Streep may have given a selfish but funny acceptance speech when she won her latest Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday night, but just because she was tickled pink about winning yet another award, it does not mean she lacks a big heart. The following morning, Streep gave an award to a struggling school in Rhode Island and college prep program Upward Bound in the name of longtime friend and fellow Best Actress nominee, Viola Davis.

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Amy Winehouse Foundation Donates To Children's Hospice

By all accounts a good-hearted person who simply made a few bad choices, Winehouse herself would no doubt be pleased with what the foundation has already accomplished since its formation ten weeks ago. If all goes well though, this check will look like pennies compared to the gifts the charity will bestow in the next few years.

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Report: Donations Given To Phantom Company By Wyclef Jean's Charity

The vast majority of charities do not give one hundred percent of donations. There are costs with running a business. People need to be paid to crunch numbers, make decisions and receive and tabulate money. Less than one-third, however, is poor form. This whole situation further highlights the need for charities to employ someone full time to manage, rather than a celebrity multi-tasking.

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Justin Bieber Auctioning His Snake For Charity

Those who watched the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards likely met Johnson, Bieber’s baby boa constrictor. Hidden in his hand and produced at the opportune moment, the reptile was a bit of a shock to viewers and a clear point of frustration for his girlfriend Selena Gomez. She seemed frightened and visibly annoyed at both the snake and her boyfriend. Now the serpent is ready to find a new home, and one would imagine she’s more than pleased

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Alicia Keys Raises Money At Black Ball

Pop star Alicia Keys couldn’t have been more pleased with yesterday’s Black Ball. The annual fundraiser benefits the Keep A Child Alive foundation, and this year’s gala collected more than four hundred thousand dollars. The event was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and used both ticket revenues and an auction to achieve that commendable tally.

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