I often receive requests from organisations asking me to support their cause. I have chosen to support the Fresh Air Fund and am sharing an e-mail I receieved.
Hi again Nina,
I wanted to reach out to thank you again for helping to spread the word over the past few months about the Fresh Air Fund’s need for host families. With your help, we’ve been able to find 650 of the 850 host families we need. Right now there is just one week left for us to place the remaining 200 children with a loving host family for a Fresh Air experience that can change lives. I was hoping you could post on Nina’s Arena to keep the issue alive in the minds of your readers and followers.
‘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 2010, 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.’