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This is Lindsey Lanpher. She’s a representative from Keep A Child Alive, an organization getting anti-retroviral treatment to children infected with AIDS in Africa. She’s also second in line at the Apple Store in SoHo, NYC, determined to get the very first iPhone the store sells — only to auction it off for the charity. (Another representative, Johnny Vulkan, is first in line.

The iPhone, along with two Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headsets and two, round-trip tickets on Virgin America airlines will be auctioned off on eBay by auctionwire and hand delivered to the highest bidder by a Keep A Child Alive ambassador. The best part: 100 percent of the proceeds go to the organization.

If anybody knows of any other charities ponying up an iPhone for a good cause, please show ‘em some love in the comments.

UPDATE: David Clayman is the third person in line to buy an iPhone at Apple’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in NYC. He plans to auction off the iPhone to support the Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing millions of dollars worth of pro bono marketing, HR and IT consulting services to other nonprofits. He’s blogging about the experience and if you choose to visit Clayman this week, bring him food, ideally taproots (carrots, turnips and radishes).

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