This morning I received the following email from a guy who ordered a PLA book and t-shirt from me earlier in the week:
I received my book (with an awesome note!) a t shirt and some other free stuff you piled on my purchase. Thank You.
I wanted to contribute to your web hosting since you give me hours of free entertainment week after week. I have sent $10 to your paypal for that purpose. Please accept it with my best wishes.
So besides making me feel all warm and fuzzy for the kind donation, this email has motivated me to finally enact a suggestion by John Sever (yes, the John Sever from the PLA book) - we need to donate PLA books to needy Christian schools! Imagine that you're a child in a Christian school and there are no PLA books for the students! This is a reality for many Christian schools across the U.S.A. With the help of people like Saurabh and John and you we can provide PLA books to many students that can't afford them.
Right now, the absolute cheapest I can send out hard copies of my book is $9.00. I'm going to use Saurabh's $10 donation toward the first copy I send out to a Christian school, and then I'll have $1.00 left over towards the next donation to go out. $9.00 pays for the book, the shipping box, and the post office's shipping costs. I will track all money donated on this page and I will include the names of people who've donated and which schools and other organizations I've donated to.
If you'd like to donate right now, type in the amount of your donation (in U.S. dollars) below and click the PayPal button. Or you can send your donation directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm confident that in time, we will be able to equip all needy Christian schools with PLA books. I've created a thread on the PLA Forums where we can discuss ideas on specific Christian schools to donate to. Thanks so much, Saurabh, and a huge thanks goes out to all future supporters of this cause!