Hmmmm…I think this may become a regular feature. So many great projects! This one is based in Birmingham, AL:
In December 2009, a bunch of writers, editors, educators, students, photographers, designers and artists launched a not-for-profit writing center in Birmingham, Ala., called the Desert Island Supply Co.
Inspired by programs such as 826 Valencia and the Austin Bat Cave, DISCO is dedicated to giving area students, ages 6 to 18, more opportunities to strengthen their writing skills, explore their minds, intensify their intellectual habits and shape their own futures.
We offer free writing workshops for students, tutor inside local schools and generally try to help out in whatever way we can to assist teachers and principals who want to instill a love of writing in their students. We’re also in the process of building out the world’s very best desert island supply store. (source)