This almost made me cry. (Granted, that isn't really saying much, but still).

From The San Francisco Chronicle:

When it looked like author John Steinbeck's hometown would have to close its three libraries, schoolkids opened lemonade stands, and celebrities opened their checkbooks. Now, fund-raisers who have succeeded in keeping the libraries open part-time can add one more group of donors to their list:

The inmates of San Quentin.