This donation drive is now closed.
Among the other misfortunes he has encountered recently was the theft of his bike and backpack and book. I want to get enough donations to partially or completely replace those. A backpack can be replaced for under 50 US Dollars, and a decent bike can be had for 300-400. ( This, BTW, is why I posted asking about the exact makes and models ) The book can be bought used for 40.
I'm not sure exactly how to go about doing this. One way would be to open a paypal account, everyone makes donations to it, then we tell him about it and give him the password. ( This works if we don't know what type of bike of if it is just too expensive for us ) Another would be to find a bicycle dealer in the Ft Myers area who accepts paypal and everybody pays him. The dealer then delivers to his home.
EDIT: Judging from PMs that I have received, opening a paypal account seems preferred. I'll do that tonight.
Assuming that we can find a workable scheme that eveyone likes, I'm in for 50 US dollars.
Is anyone else willing to join me?
I'd throw in... but I don't get a salary until October...
i got 44 and change sitting in a paypal account i havent touched in months. i just wouldve spend it on drugs and go anyway
I'm good for about 50 bucks too, once my tax return comes in which should be in a week or two.
POGO Ill try and get some money together aswell. Just gotta see how my next paycheck is.
I too will aslo try to help. I won't get any substanial funds for a few weeks but I'll be sure to contribute.
Yeah, I'm in for some money, sure.
I wanted to buy him a beer, so this seems like a nice substitute. -daal
I don't have a lot of spare cash, but I'll throw in a little. -MountainGo
Same as above, I'll try to help as much as I can -ketchup
Thank you for organizing this, Joaz. Great idea. I'll do my part soon. -deja
I've donated also, hope it does help out a little bit to ease some of the problems he is having. - ketchup