On the heels of Veteran’s Day 2012 this past Sunday, I would like to introduce Minuteman. Minuteman is a new and aspiring watch brand. Most importantly, it is a brand which, with your support, will see its watches assembled in the U.S. by disabled U.S. veterans. Watches made by Patriots, for Patriots. It is the dream and vision of Thomas Carey, owner of The CGA Company and an advertiser here on Perpetuelle. Thomas has also worked on this project with his close friend who is Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The current focus to get Minuteman up and running is a donation/pledge drive to help them bring the dream to a reality. Monetary donations or donations of time and services (i.e. web design) are both needed. Also, they are holding a logo design contest (open to anyone) through Nov 30th. Please take time to learn about and consider supporting this project. Perpetuelle will match any donation you make dollar-for-dollar (details below).
Minuteman is working with the non-profit Veterans Watchmaking Initiative who train disabled U.S. veterans to become watchmakers. At this point the graduates then go and work for various companies. The main goal of Minuteman is to provide work these disabled U.S. Vets now trained as watchmakers; it is not to create yet another watch brand, per se. Thus do not expect Minuteman to set the world on fire with radical designs etc. — the goal is to build a quality product at a competitive price, with all watches assembled right here in the U.S. by disabled Vets. As many lower end retail brands have their products built in China this is “a heck of a challenge” as Thomas rightly recognizes. But it is a worthy challenge. The Paralyzed Veterans of America reported that the unemployment rate for disabled veterans is a staggering 82%. This is why I am glad to use the vast reach of Perpetuelle to support this very worthy project.
Please, take a moment to learn more visit Minuteman’s web page and consider a small donation/pledge. They are taking pledges as low as $3 and as high as $20 to help make Minuteman watches a reality. At varying pledge amounts you will get entr(ies) into a drawing for one of the first Minuteman watches. As noted, the watches will be quality but affordable — a Swiss quartz movement, etc.
In support of this project, Perpetuelle will be matching all Pledges/donations by our readers through the end of the year. Just use coupon code “Perpetuelle” when you make a donation at http://thecgacompany.com/Minuteman and Perpetuelle will match your donation dollar-for-dollar. Please help me raise some money for this worthy project!
If you are a web designer or SEO expert and you would like to volunteer your services you should contact Thomas Carey at email@example.com.
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