Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nearly 8,000 NYC children enjoyed summer in the country

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All year long I've been promoting the Fresh Air Fund to help boys and girls, six to 12 years old, who reside in low-income communities in New York City, to enjoy the experience of spending two weeks of life outside the city this summer. This year's campaign has been a huge success according to the following I just received from Sara Wilson, Outreach Coordinator for the Fresh Air Fund and it warms my heart to see that so many children were able to get away from their tough neighborhoods to enjoy the pleasures of the country.

Hi Merv

I wanted to thank you for all of your help this past year spreading the word about The Fresh Air Fund. We had nearly 8,000 children enjoying their best summers yet. All of the wonderful folks who blogged, posted banners, tweeted, and joined our Facebook Page and Cause have just been amazing. We put together a video montage of images from the summer and some other fun stuff here to thank you:

If you'd like to share this wonderful news with your readers or followers that would be fantastic. If you haven't become a fan or our Facebook Page, please do - and our twitter handle is @freshairfund.

Again, thank you so very much


Visit the Fresh Air Fund home for information on making a donation, becoming a guest host or volunteer and participating in the 2010 NYC half-marathon which raised $80,000 for the children in the 2009 event.


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