You ever notice that publishing industry professionals are always wandering around with their hats out, asking for handouts for their friends? Yeah. See blog subtitle for details.
One of the best copyeditors I've ever worked with, baron_elric, and his partner editrx, are in somewhat dire straits due to the arrival of Real Winter in the northeast. Specifically, they lost power to their New Hampshire home, and due to the necessity of using it to run a generator, their propane for heating is going to run out before the end of winter. As you may have noticed, folks in the book publishing industry tend to live on a pretty tight budget.
If you are looking for a place to donate a tiny little bit of anonymous holiday cheer, those pennies in the paypal tip jar add up. Just saying.