>Even in the midst of the economic crunch, we are still able to feed our children and clothe them with warm, nice clothes. They are still able to enjoy vacations that will truly enrich their growth. But take a look at some children who could not enjoy the same benefit as your child. There are plenty of them and that’s why THE FRESH AIR FUND was founded by good people hoping for a better future for all these kids.

Let’s get to know them more…

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences 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 2008, 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.”

“Fresh Air children are boys and girls, six to 12 years old, who reside in low-income communities in New York City and are eager to experience the simple pleasures of life outside the city.”

In line with this, the Fresh Air Fund asks for your support as they are in need of families that are willing to open their homes for a child this summer. Any willing family with a generous heart can participate- you need not be living in a big house as long as there is room in your family, you can be of help.
You can also opt to donate if you live far from the location that Fresh Air Fund caters.

For more information you can go directly at their website,

I hope I somehow touched your giving heart.