Friday, August 7, 2009
The Fresh Air Fund
I was contacted recently by a girl named Sara, who works with a neat organization called The Fresh Air Fund. This organization takes kids from some of New York City's toughest neighborhoods and gives them homes with host families outside the city for two weeks of "Fresh Air" vacations. According to their site, more than 65% of the children who make the trip are invited back to stay with their host families in future years!
The Fresh Air Fund serves boys and girls ages 6-12 who live in low-income communities in New York City and "are eager to experience the simple pleasures of life outside the city." They are still in need of host families for THIS SUMMER in various states, so please consider sending this info to friends in other states.
Having just been in New York City, getting this reminder from Sara touched my heart - please consider hosting a child or encouraging someone you know in another host state! Click here to visit their site and learn more!