Paul Gerhards, who I met at the Portland Buddhist festival, and who has a blog, has a post that reminds me that there do exist monks who depend for their livelihood on people who are pretty poor themselves (scroll down to the Ajahn Chah documentary parts). Read the rest of Gerhards' post as well; his advice is good advice.
I'll have more to say on the Portland Buddhist Festival; but it did feel really good to help out the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and their efforts there, thanks to Ken Wilber's ads on this site.
Keep clickin', dear readers. I'm doing what I said.