Matching the Fresh Air

I wrote about the Fresh Air Fund a few months ago. This is a really neat ministry in which inner-city kids are matched up with families who live outside the city for a summer vacation.

Sara Wilson, the outreach coordinator of Fresh Air, contacted me recently with some really exciting news. A group of individuals has pledged to match every dollar donated to the fund in the month of June. How cool is that?

Tax deductible donations have to be made before June 30 in order to count for matching funds. You can get more information about this fantastic ministry at their website. Did you know the Fresh Air Fund has existed since 1877? And over a million children have been served by the program. Amazing.

If you live in one of the states served by the Fresh Air Fund, you can volunteer to host a child. If not, your donation is still tremendously appreciated (and matched! in June!!)

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who want their kids to have Fresh Air.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • joe Promotional products June 15, 2009, 3:05 am

    I think this is a great idea to show the blessings of the nature to those who wants to feel it…..

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  • Amy June 16, 2009, 12:54 pm

    Joe, it is a great blessing especially to city kids who may never have seen country life. Thanks for commenting!

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