Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fresh Air Fund

I am posting this on behalf of Sara Wilson, Outreach Co-ordinator at Fresh Air Fund

The
Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to New York City children from disadvantaged communities since 1877. The end of July is growing closer and they still have 200 children who need to be placed with host families for this August. Unless all prospective host families are screened and vetted by the end of July, these 200 children may miss out on an invaluable experience. They are looking for families who want to extend an invitation to a 9-12 year old.

If you know of someone who might be interested in hosting a child for the summer, please have them contact Sara Wilson at
sara@freshair.org

Some articles about the organization and the wonderful work they do from around the web :


NYT Archives
Public Opion Online

And also the amazing story of a seven year old boy who asked his friends to make donations to the Fresh Air Fund instead of giving him birthday presents this year

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