lend a hand
Hey, take a look at this, from Alan Graham:
I normally don't ask for help, but this is a situation where all I can do is make an appeal. My friends could make all the difference in the world. My wife recently became the Director of a non-profit art program that serves thousands of children . . . in a major budget crisis. They have no usable computing gear (their ONE Dell is ready for pasture). So I donated a lot of my personal gear and time . . . including one of two computers I plan to donate (we're not rich, but I do have some stuff I can spare).
Well this morning my wife fell and injured herself . . . and the clamshell iBook I donated . . . which now has a cracked screen. Cannot be used and cannot be fixed (screen is more than the machine is worth). We're not asking for one penny . . . but are looking for some folks who might help, out there in the blogosphere, to turn those lemons into some lemonade. I don't have the money to repair the machine (and not asking for any), but I could use a little word of mouth.
Alan is a great guy, and it would be really cool to help out. Take a look at his page, and learn about the program (The Children's Art Network) his wife is directing. It's fantastic.
If you know someone who has some extra Apple computer stuff they don't want or need, or maybe have a connection to a Dickensian Mysterious Benefactor, pass it along, okay?