When I first became aware of the The Fresh Air Fund, I instantly thought “I want to do this!!” Unfortunately, my state currently isn’t part of the program..but perhaps yours is!
What is The Fresh Air Fund? Glad you asked! The Fresh Air Fund gives children in disadvantaged communities in inner city New York the chance to spend two weeks in rural or suburban homes where they are blessed with the ability to run through the backyard and feel the grass beneath their toes, some for the first time! What a wonderful opportunity to help a child in need and to open their eyes to a whole new world. How exciting it must be to see a cow for the first time? Ride a horse? Or maybe something as simple as sitting around a campfire?
Think you might like to be a host? You can find more information here. They need about 1200 volunteers this summer. I would love to hear from you if you are able to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!