Friday, June 5, 2009

fresh air fund

From their site:

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 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.

I would want to host a couple kids for this...take 'em hiking, camping, berry picking and down hill rolling. Except I live in Phoenix where the summer activities are more like: scorpion hunting, cactus poking and air conditioner fixing.

1 comment:

  1. What a great program! Indeed, I think kids need to escape from Phoenix to small towns with better air and a climate more suited for outside summer play. :c)