Several months ago I posted a story about a man in Hawaii who was giving away houses and suggested he be nominated for an award for his kindness. I haven’t paid nearly enough attention to finding such stories. I came across this one, however.
Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, said Thursday he would donate 250,000 low-cost laptop computers to Mexican children by the end of the year and as many as one million in 2008….
Slim, who controls Mexico’s largest fixed-line telephone company, Telefonos de Mexico, said the plan would initially put the laptops in libraries and schools, which would eventually give them outright to students.
“The scheme in public libraries would be for them to lend them out, like books,” he said, noting his companies would help set up wireless networks for the machines to connect.
Please email me award nominees as you hear of stories of people serving others. They don’t have to be billionaires and the kindnesses need not be huge – just real.