Friday, June 3, 2011

The Fresh Air Fund

Happy FRIDAY friends!!!!!
Hope your week has been MARVELOUS!!! I wanted to take a few moments to share about a really neat organization today!!
Have you heard of the Fresh Air Fund?
I love their mission and purpose.
According to their webpage,
“THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2010, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.”
Isn’t that awesome!!!!!
Watch this video to learn more….(I cried while watching it…I take for granted that Jaxon is able to play in the fresh air…daily)
I can truly see how an experience like this can change a child’s life and outlook on the world forever. How could you ever be the same after holding bunny rabbits, going horseback riding and swimming at the beach…if you had never done those things before.
If you are interested in signing  your child up to participate…or to donate….or to even be a host family…visit the FRESH AIR FUND website by clicking HERE.
You can also add a banner to your blog or website to help get the word out! Grab a banner by visiting HERE!
Enjoy your weekend!!! And go outside and play if you have the chance!!!

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