Someone with the Fresh Air Fund organization contacted me via e-mail to help spread the word about their summer program.
The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to New York City children from disadvantaged communities since 1877 (yes, that’s right…1877).
There are 200 children who need to be placed with host families in August by the end of July. Unless all prospective host families are screened and vetted by the end of July, these 200 children may miss out on an invaluable experience
The Fresh Air Fund is especially in need of families who want to extend an invitation to a 9 to 12-year-old.
As someone who probably takes the great outdoors for granted, I can’t imagine denying a child the opportunity to enjoy summer outside the city.
Hubby and the girls enjoying a local park this summer.