Monday, December 27, 2010

The Fresh Air Fund

Serving children since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit agency that serves New York City children from disadvantaged communities by providing them with priceless gifts of fun and opening doors to a lifetime of opportunities.  Fresh Air programs include weekly tutoring sessions to job shadowings to weekend retreats.

A gift of $10 may send a child on a bus ride to his or her Friendly Town host family.  At $24, a child may take swimming lessons for a week.  A $42 donation provides a day of Career Awareness classes and $50 can fund a camp counselor for a day.  And, a child may be provided with meals for a week at camp with a generous gift of $91.