I'm a 26-year-old Graphic Designer who went to high school on the Gulf Coast. I have lots of good memories from there. My mom still lives down there. Out of fondness for the area, I had the idea to offer small businesses (who had been affected by the Gulf Oil Spill) a Free logo design (or redesign) package. I have the full info here: http://blog.shumyla.com/2010/10/free-logo-designs-for-small-businesses.html
The premise is that they need to be a legit business, and they must have a real need. I'm trying to get started on it by November so I can have this ready for them by December — a xmas gift, I suppose.
If you think this would benefit someone, Please help me get the word out. I know that the members of this board are super-diverse — maybe you know someone-who-knows-someone who owns a small business? I feel I could definitely use some logo-work in my portfolio, so this would be mutually beneficial. Thanks again. (Any comments or thoughts appreciated).