09 June 2009


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim and good day to all~

This is a special post requested by Ms. Sara from the Fresh Air Fund, I would like to personally thank her offering me the opportunity to post and to promote this great charity program. Really, I never realized that there are people, organizations either governmental or non-governmental that do this kind of charity such as this Fresh Air Fund.

In my previous campus, the Fresh Air Fund is similar to 'Titian Budi', which my application to be a facilitator was rejected. Nevertheless I am honor for Ms. Sara invitation to promote the Fresh Air Fund. Thank you Ms. Sara.

The Fresh Air Fund is a charity program which invites families to volunteer to host one or two children from the toughest neighborhoods of New York City. This kind of program is very charitable to the hosted children and to the host families themselves. The hosted children would have great times of summer vacation: out of the busy city, meeting new cultures and make new friends. The host families could strengthen the bonds and ties between the family members and be more grateful with what they have. Furthermore, the program could cut short the bridge gap between two different cultures or societies.

I hope that the organization of the Fresh Air Fund could spread their influences and good will to the world. To collaborate or to organize a greater fund worldly in the future. All the best and good luck from me to the organization and to the host families.

Fresh Air Fund History
In 1877, the Reverend Willard Parsons, minister of a small rural parish in Sherman, Pennsylvania, asked members of his congregation to provide country vacations as volunteer host families for children from New York City tenements. This was the beginning of The Fresh Air Fund tradition. By 1884, Reverend Parsons was writing about The Fund for New York’s Herald Tribune, and the number of children served grew. In 2008, close to 10,000 New York City children experienced the joys of summertime in Friendly Towns and at five Fund camps in upstate New York.

Donate Now!
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. Donate online now

or you can CONTACT:

1. Angela Pender-Fox, Director of Friendly Town Program <APenderfox@freshair.org>
2. Jenny Morgenthau, Executive Director (212) 897-8898 <jmorgenthau@freshair.org>
3. Kate Brinkerhoff, Public Relations Director (212) 897-8890 <kbrinkerhoff@freshair.org>
4. Sara Wilson, Outreach Coordinator <sara@freshair.org>

Thank you for your time spent to read about the Fresh Air Fund and I thank you in advance to those who are willing to donate and/or to host the children from the toughest neighborhoods of New York City.

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"What goes around, comes around"

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