We all talk about how great it is to carry an electronic book reader. It saves space in bags, gives you new books at your fingertips, and tends to be lighter and more ergonomic than a regular book. I can’t think of a group who need to pack light and have new content to entertain themselves more than soldiers stationed overseas, and now you can help outfit soldiers with Kindles!
is spearheading a donation campaign he calls “Kindles for Kandahar”; he wants to raise funds via PayPal to outfit as many soldiers as possible with Kindle 2s. It started after M-Edge outfitted a soldier with a K2 and accessories; the hope is that M-Edge will donate accessories for each Kindle purchased for soldiers. From site:
Yesterday I launched a project to provide free Kindles for U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. I chose Kandahar because of the letter K, but also because it’s the general region where Army Sgt. Andre B. Corbin will serve when he deploys later this month. He will be toting a new 6-inch Global Wireless Kindle and accessories, all donated by in a sponsorship for which I gained quick and enthusiastic support from Patrick Mish, CEO of M-Edge. You can listen to the interviews I did with Sgt. Corbin and Patrick Mish in Episode 84 of The Kindle Chronicles.
It doesn’t take much, but even chipping in a little bit can get the project closer to a Kindle for a soldier overseas. You can visit the PayPal page here, and please pass this along to anyone else who might want to support this worthy cause!