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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Remember summer vacations as a kid?

Weren't they the best??

I live in the country, but there are kids that live in the inner city of New York that have never experienced anything but the life of the city.

There is a organization called Fresh Air that facilitates summer vacations for inner-city children in New York.

They contacted me to get the word out as they still have 200 children that want a vacation and they need to get these kids placed ASAP.

A little about Fresh Air Fund:

In 1877, the Reverend Willard Parsons, minister of a small rural parish in
Sherman, Pennsylvania, asked members of his congregation to provide country
vacations as volunteer host families for children from New York City tenements.
This was the beginning of The Fresh Air Fund tradition.

By 1884, Reverend Parsons was writing about The Fund for New York’s
Herald Tribune, and the number of children served grew. In 2007, close to 10,000
New York City children experienced the joys of summertime in Friendly Towns and
at five Fund camps in upstate New York.

If this is something you are interested in and live in the areas needed, please contact Angie at or 1-800-367-0003 (212.897.8900) and she will speed you through the process.

Click here to learn more about Fresh Air.


Monkey Giggles said...

Wow..I have never heard of this organization before. Such a wonderful idea. I wish our state was listed. I would consider hosting.

Melissa in Mel's World said...

What a terrific organization!!!

Thanks for helping to get the word out, I have actually never heard of it and am excited to see such a great opportunity for the kids!

Hope are you having a GREAT summer!


Juliet Fieldew said...

Hi Sue, thanks for popping by my blog, it's so nice to come across someone with a heart for similar ministry to couples! I like the look & feel of your blog. It's time for bed for me now (remember I'm coughing and sniffling!), but I'll be back to take a proper look at your lovely work.

Praise and Coffee said...

Hope, me too.

Mel, We are! Thank you!

So nice to meet you!


Sarah R said...

Let me just say, I was one of those kids growing up in NYC back in the 80s. There were so many children to choose from, that I was never picked. And it was devastating. So if you can, please pick a child. I never got to go to camp as a kid. It truly is a wonderful organization for city kids!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful program! Our Fresh Air kid just left and we all miss him. He got to experience camping, bike riding, running around barefoot, eating lots of fresh farm produce, swimming etc. Thanks for posting about the program. :)

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