Friday, June 10, 2011

The Fresh Air Fund

This is a first for me…..

Someone from the Fresh Air Fund Organization contacted me about mentioning this on the Blog. I checked it out and it looks good and legit.

I have never participated nor do I have any affiliation with the organization but the idea looks good…so here is the info in anyone is interested.

From their Website…

What is The Fresh Air Fund Friendly Town program?
Summertime is Fresh Air time for thousands of New York City children growing up in disadvantaged communities. The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing free summer experiences to inner-city youngsters in need. Through The Fund’s Friendly Town program, close to 5,000 children visit volunteer host families each summer in rural and suburban communities. Fresh Air children stay for two weeks or more in over 300 Friendly Towns across 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.

Since 1877, more than 1.7 million inner-city children, living in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods, have experienced the joys of Fresh Air experiences. The Fresh Air Fund is primarily supported by the generosity of thousands of contributors.

Follow the links above for the complete information.


  1. I was recommended by a close friend to sponsor a child this summer . This will be my friend's second year with the same child from last year. It was a great experience for her family as well as the child from New York. The organization also helps to fund activities like Pirate games, Kennywood etc. to give the child experiences they wouldn't otherwise have.

  2. Bill,

    Thanks for a reminder about a great organization. Friends of ours from our church in PA used to sponser a child every summer and they loved the program. It would be wonderful to be able to share the experience of our farm.


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