We decided that since she needs a new bass, and the double upright variety that she rocks just ain't cheap, we'd get a fund together to help her purchase one. These big boys run $3k-$6k for a quality standard, so the fund target is set at $4k.
I think she will be thrilled about this and am very excited to get this fund started for her. The plan is to present her with the funds and list of contributors/donations on her birthday weekend, June 30-July 2.
Please share the page with everyone I've missed (except for Dawn of course. Duh). If anyone has her parents contact info, please share with them too!
Thank you all very much, and know I am very grateful for your help.