So, well, many of you here might know me under various screen names from the olden days of the internet and 'bulleting boards' (jemagee is the most notorious I do believe) and I don't say a lot here because I just can't keep up with football as much as you all do and I don't have direct tv (or live in Philadelphia) any more, i focus more on baseball and basketball, but I still enjoy reading this place very much. If this post is 'out of bounds' I will respect the blog lords deletion of the post, but I have to at least give it a shot to help my brother in law out.
My brother in law is a teacher in the Philadelphia Public Schools and this year the school doesn't have the budget to give him the money to buy the 'consumable' books he needs for his students. My sister who is pretty darn smart about things (and has a lot of friends, me not so much) started a 'crowd funding' initiative to raise the funds ($1500) so that the books can be purchased for the students. As you'll see, if you follow the link, over 1/3 of the money has been raised already, so it seems my sister has a lot of good and giving friends. The coincidence is that I had recently been thinking about crowd sourcing / crowd funding doing some social good in this country and was trying to figure how to go about getting it started anyway, but seems like it's out there if you know where to look.
(I realize there's a debate to be had regarding public education, and taxes, and new technologies for teaching, etc....but I wasn't trying to get into that here, I'm just trying to spread the word anyway I can)
If you or any one you know can help even a little, please follow this link
Again, if the folks in charge feel that this is out of bounds, I understand, but I figured one way I could help my sister out is that I could try and spread the word, but if you want to delete it I understand.