Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit organization that sends children from the inner city to suburbs and small communities for a couple of weeks in the summer. These children get to enjoy fresh air, green grass, clear water, and open spaces, when they, normally, would not get the opportunity.

The Fresh Air Fund contacted me and asked me for a hand, because they are looking for host families in the Northeast and Canada. Twelve hundred host families, actually, for this summer. They are looking for volunteers to host a child in their home for up to two weeks. The children are ages six to twelve and the volunteers can request the age and gender of the child.

This is a great organization and I am happy to help get out the word about them. They have been doing this since 1877 and hopefully will continue to help children for another 100+ years. If you would like to help or would like more information check out their website. It is packed with information.

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