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Technology writer and photographer Al Fasoldt writes about consumer technology for The Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY, USA, and for Technofile Online. He and his wife, Nancy, host workshops in computers and photography. This Web site is run independently of the newspaper and its Web site,

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Cover photo: He needs your help
Haitian schoolboy from Desab.  Photo by Nancy Fasoldt. Copyright © 2014 by Al Fasoldt. All rights reserved.
NANCY TOOK front-and-center photos of all the kids in the little schoolhouse in Desab, Haiti, when she volunteered in the mountain village last fall, and this little boy stood out. Nancy worked in Desab for Stone by Stone, a non-profit aid organization headquartered in the Syracuse area. Stone by Stone is raising funds to expand its medical clinic in Desab -- the only place in the village where residents can go for medical care. The next step, according to Stone by Stone's president, Nicole Pitzer, is a dental clinic. You can help by participating in "Hillcrest Helps Haiti" on Sept. 21. For a one-time donation, you'll enjoy an authentic Haitian dinner at the beautiful Hillcrest Jephson estate in Cazenovia. Larger donations are welcome, too, with added benefits. Details and a registration form are on the Stone by Stone fund-raiser website. (The site may take a while to load.) You can also read Stone by Stone's introductory letter. Many have asked us where they can send a quick donation. Send a check or money order to this address: Stone by Stone, C/O Nicole Pitzer, 4337 Forestbrook Dr,. Liverpool, NY 13090

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