We're about to see a tide of appeals from charities to match the flow of oil coming from the BP blowout. A different kind of attitude toward charitable giving is needed to meet the challenge, one that will replace yo-yo giving with a steady stream of funds. Thus this gimmick, this fundraising strategy: don't ask for all the spare change in the pocket, just Gulf Coast State quarters. There are over one billion Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida quarters in circulation, one one-hundredth of which, if collected, would yield over $7 million. But more powerful is the notion that these quarters can be recirculated again and again--thus the steady stream of income for various charities. Collection points would included all BP and other gas stations, as well as Coinstar kiosks.