Saturday, December 13, 2008
Need an End of the Year Tax Deduction? Consider the Fresh Air Fund
What's the connection to Sunset Park, you ask? Well, we happen to have quite a few local kids who participate in the program. Some even include my students! Their reviews of the experience are uniformly positive. This is a fantastic program, and it deserves support. If you are looking for a donation opportunity, check out the information and the link below.
You can give a child the experience of a lifetime with your gift to The Fresh Air Fund!
Every year, The Fresh Air Fund gives thousands of inner-city children the priceless gift of fun – and opens the door to a lifetime of opportunities. Whether it’s a two-week trip to the country to visit a volunteer host family, or a fun-filled and educational stay at one of our camps, our programs make for unforgettable memories – and open a world of new friendships and fresh possibilities. We are a not-for-profit agency and depend on tax-deductible donations from people like you to keep our vital programs flourishing. The Fresh Air Fund is also looking for hosts for the summer:
Thanks to host families who open up their homes for a few weeks each summer, children growing up in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods have experienced the joys of Fresh Air vacations. More than 65% of all children are reinvited to stay with their host family, year after year. There is no such thing as a "typical" host family. If you have room in your home - and your heart - to host a child, you could be one too.
Fresh Air children are boys and girls, six to 18 years old, who reside in low-income communities in New York City and are eager to experience the simple pleasures of life outside the city.