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.
Click here to learn more about Fresh Air.