I've added a link in one of my sidebars to a new website, The Encore Foundation, which assists ill or injured magicians. Arbitrator/lawyer/magician Richard Bloch set up the Foundation several years ago. If you want to help this worthy cause, send contributions to
The Encore Foundation
RICHARD I. BLOCH
4335 CATHEDRAL AVE. N.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20016
If you want to assist a particular performer, write that person's name in the memo line of your check.
Here's another link, through which you can donate online, using your credit card. You can help someone in need, which is always great. And courtesy of the IRS, the magic words of the day are "tax deductible."