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A favorite charity that I promote is the Fresh Air Fund that helps 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 each summer.
Sara Wilson of the Fresh Air Fund says they have been thrilled with all of the interest generated within the blogosphere for Fresh Air children. Next week on June 30th they will have their first departure of Friendly Town trips. They have trips going to Southern & Central VT, New London area CT, Great Barrington, MA, Latham/Albany area, Ontario, Rochester area. Everyone is so excited that the children are coming into these homes and towns and that it's the first day visiting for summer 2010. Host families are still needed. For more info on becoming a host go to Host Family Program.
The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to provide memorable summers for NYC children and a generous donor has offered to double all donations received by June 30th, 2010. For example, your gift of $24 becomes $48, good for TWO round trip tickets from NYC to camp. To make a donation go to Donate Now.
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