Thursday, May 28, 2009

Breathe it in.

By now you know that if I talk about products or organizations on my blog, it's because I think they are worthwhile. I only feature products/info that means something to me, and that's why I want to tell you about The Fresh Air Fund one more time.

The Fresh Air Fund provides inner-city kiddos with opportunities to spend a couple weeks in the country or the suburbs during the summer months. I think this is so stinkin' cool! We're talking about kids who would otherwise not have the opportunity to do things like skip rocks, roast marshmallows over a campfire, go fishing, pick apples, or race through a field of wildflowers. For some of these kids, it's really not even safe to play in their own yards.

Click here to read my first post about this organization - you'll also be able to read about some of my best memories of growing up in the outdoors.

I wanted to remind you about this group again because from now to June 30th every dollar donated to The Fresh Air Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by some very generous donors. For those of you who, like me, aren't so hot at math, that means if you donate 10 bucks, The Fresh Air Fund will actually get 20 bucks. If you live on the East Coast and want to open your home to an inner-city child for a couple weeks this summer, they are still in need of volunteer host families, too.

Please visit the official site for The Fresh Air Fund to see if volunteers are needed in your area, and to read about other ways you can help. Visit their website by clicking here.

So, go learn more about what you can do, and then get your booty outside and enjoy the fresh air- there's so many kids who can't!

1 comment:

Jenners said...

What a great concept. I will look into donating! : )