Apr 16, 2009

The Fresh Air Fund



Even though I live in Florida, I have heard of The Fresh Air Fund. For those of you that have not, The Fresh Air Fund, is an independent, not-for-profit agency, that has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually.

In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

At this time they are looking for host families for this summer. You can also donate funds if your not in one of the 13 states but still want to help. For more information visit The Fresh Air Fund's website and see if you can help. Every child deserves some fresh air summer fun!

2 comments:

Mike said...

Looks like a great program.

Mike
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Cindy said...

WOnderful! You come up with such wonderful ideas! Enjoy your weekend and the picture is cute of the girls!

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