Morning laptop fundraising update

Good morning. I hope you’re doing well.

I barely slept last night (I think I finally feel asleep at 7:30 AM) worrying about my situation and feeling embarrassed about the mess I accidentally made.

There is good news: the laptop fundraising effort is halfway to the $1,299 goal already, so if we can find between 16 and 24 more folks who are willing to donate in the $30 to $50 range, the whole situation will be resolved today.

The bad news is obviously that there’s a long way to go in a short period of time, and I know that it’s the time of year when other blogs and services look at the new fiscal year and say, “Oh shit, we’re broke!”

So I know my timing is awful and that I’m asking a lot. I’m sorry for that, but shit happens, so here we are.

I’m headed out today to help my aunt get a hearing test at U of M’s East Ann Arbor center so that we can begin the process of getting her hearing issues resolved.

What happens between now and 3:30 will determine what direction the great laptop fundraiser will go.

If you can lend a hand or a recommendation, please do so via or Giftly; for now, my email ( is the next- way to reach me.

Thank you so much for your time.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.