I woke up this morning to find that an anonymous benefactor had got me a permanent LJ account! Thank you so, so, so much, LJ fairy! You rock! Seriously, that's such an incredibly, incredibly nice thing to do; it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you a million times. And, as slemslempike and cangetmad suggested, if there is a charity you support, let me know in an anonymous comment and I'll make a donation as my way of saying thanks for this amazing generosity.
Also! Thanks to the Fairy, I now have several months left of my current paid account that can be passed on to someone else - anyone want it?
ETA: felinitykat was first past the post, and hence received my bounty! I wish I could give it to everyone who needs it.