Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Fresh Air Fund

I love the Fresh Air Fund!!!!  The great people at the Fresh Air Fund bring children from the inner city into the country for some summer barefoot fun: gardening, swimming, star-watching, bike-riding, old-fashioned summer fun!  But did you know they are busy in the winter too?  Here is what they have to say about their programs:

Summer may seem far away, but NYC children are currently participating in Fresh Air programs, from weekly tutoring sessions to job shadowings to weekend retreats at Fund camps in upstate New York! Our Career Awareness Program serves more than 300 youngsters in middle and high school. We also have new leadership programs for young women to develop their “can-do” attitudes!
No matter the season, Fresh Air children remain involved, excited and forward-thinking. We need loyal friends like you to continue serving thousands of New York City children throughout the year. Thank you!
To make a donation, please click here.
Every year, The Fresh Air Fund gives thousands of inner-city children the priceless gift of fun – and opens the door to a lifetime of opportunities.
Whether it's a two-week trip to the country to visit a volunteer family or a fun-filled and educational stay at one of our fund camps, our programs make for unforgettable memories – and open a world of new friendships and fresh possibilities.
  • Just $10 will send one child on a bus ride to his or her Friendly Town host family.
  • $24 provides a child with a week of swimming lessons.
  • $42 provides a day of Career Awareness classes.
  • A gift of $50 can fund a camp counselor for a day.
  • If you can give as much as $91, you provide a child at camp with meals for a week.
We are a not-for-profit agency and depend on tax-deductible donations from people like you to keep our vital programs flourishing.


softearthart said...

Hi Beth, I wish to say that it has been a joy to know you and see your wonderful artistic creations this year, love and light, Marie

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I love this Beth. Thanks for the connection.

Did you know that Jeff and I live in the old Fresh Air Camp in Maine? We live in the bunkhouse, which we fixed up through the years.

Sending love and holiday blessings,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island