Fresh Air Clear Vision

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Sara from The Fresh Air Fund contacted me last month to tell me about a wonderful gift given to children who participated in Fresh Air camps this past summer. OneSight brought a traveling optical clinic to the camps and made sure that over 3000 children who needed the gift of sight were screened. Is that cool or what?

Here are the statistics: This summer at Fresh Air camp, OneSight’s staff screened 3,295 children and counselors, gave 1,757 eye exams, and made 1,629 pairs of glasses, with 1,458 of them on-site and 171 specially driven in. The team stayed at Camp Hayden-Marks for two camp sessions, to make sure every child who needed the gift of sight was screened.

In case you’ve forgotten, The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children from New York City. They’ve been doing this since 1877 (amazing!) for kids between the ages of 6 and 18.

Are you interested in being a host family for a child in 2010? Or perhaps you’d like to make a contribution to help the program. Both would be greatly appreciated, I’m sure.

For those of you who enjoy a good run: If you happen to be in the New York City area on March 21, 2010 you can help out the fund by joining the NYC Half-Marathon. 210 people have run to help The Fresh Air Fund over the past 3 years with fantastic results. Email kbrinkerhoff@freshair.org for more information.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who want to help the Fresh Air Fund.

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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  • sandrafoyt January 14, 2010, 5:22 pm

    What a brilliant idea to combine this long running program with an opportunity to help the kids even more!

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  • Neo January 14, 2010, 10:29 pm

    Wow that's an incredible news…..New year gifts….heheheh

    Thanks
    TC

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    yes this type of camps gives more relief after the full stress of studies

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  • Bob February 20, 2010, 1:12 am

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