Thanks to Xeni Jardin and John Brownlee over at Boing Boing and Boing Boing Gadgets for giving a shout out to my client and worthy cause, Fresh Air Fund, as they come into a crunch in their need to place 200 kids who are still lacking host families for August, Give low-income city kids a chance to experience rural reality!
Our John Brownlee, over at Boing Boing Gadgets, tells the mothership about a project close to his heart:
There’s an organization called the Fresh Air Fund, which has been around since 1877.Their charter is basically to arrange to send low-income New York City kids out of the city for the summer to get a breath of fresh air and experience the country: free summer vacations for kids who might never have left the city in their lives.
There’s a website detailing their organization and what they need from host families here: freshair.smnr.us.
Image: “Fresh Air campers visit the model farm, one of the highlights of Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY where The Fresh Air Fund has five camps.”