When money gets tight, it is even more important to think of those who have even less than our own families. Even if you are trying to keep your wallet closed, you can still open your heart.
The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to New York City children from disadvantaged communities since 1877. Without this organization, many of these kids would miss the chance to play in open spaces, take hikes, and just relax breathe in the fresh air. If you think picking flowers, star gazing, and lazy sunny days are an essential part of childhood, you’ll want to find out more about how to support the Fresh Air Fund.
Of course, The Fresh Air Fund also needs donations, but there are plenty of ways to volunteer your time, talents, and energy and make a real difference.
The Fresh Air Fund is now accepting applications for counselors for this coming summer of ’09. If you love to work with children and have time this summer to be a positive influence in a child’s life, then this is a perfect opportunity. You can also host or volunteer for the Fresh Air Fund in other ways.
Every child deserves a breath of fresh air!