I someone found myself at this blog entry and after looking around a bit, know that I wanted to leave myself a trail back to a wonderful idea using old IPODS. I commented on the blog so that tells you my thoughts. Go check her out and see if you, too, may be able to help someone in your community.
HERE is the link for the IPOD idea http://jesswilson.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/paying-it-forward-the-freedom-project/.
The link on the first line leads you to a letter she wrote to Steve Jobs. Great, great entry.