Each year, the Fresh Air Fund provides outdoor summer adventures to 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities. Not only does the Fresh Air Fund provide amazing experinces for the children in the NYC area, but it also holds a special place in my own family as well. Due to their amazing philanthropic work, my father was able to experience the benefits of spending the summer outside of the city as a child.
By visiting a volunteer host family for a week or two upstate, he enjoyed a summer of swimming, build sandcastles on the beach, riding bikes and discovering the wonders of the nighttime sky. These are all experiences that children growing up in the city often miss. These experiences lasted through his childhood as Fresh Air children are re-invited to stay with the same host family year after year and form friendships that last a lifetime. My father is still in contact with his host family even today! This is just one program the Fresh Air Fund offers.
It is with great pride that I fundraise for this amazing charity. Not sure how much to donate? Check out these figures:
-$21 will send a child on a bus ride to camp or to visit their volunteer host family
-$35 provides supplies for a Fresh Air camper on their overnight hike
-$50 provides a college application fee for a student in the College Connections Program
-$91 provides camp meals for one child for a week
-$100 provides a week of swimming lessons for a Fresh Air camper
-$324 provides one week of photography lessons for our Fresh Air campers
-$1,150 provides a child with a two-week visit to a volunteer host family
About the 2020 NYC Half:
The Fresh Air Fund is proud to have been chosen by New York Road Runners as a Charity Partner for the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Runners will complete a 13.1 mile course and individually raise $1,000 to support The Fresh Air Fund’s programs. Through their fundraising efforts, Team Fresh Air will help thousands of children from New York City's low-income communities learn new skills, discover talents, build confidence and have fun through a Fresh Air experience!
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has made a difference in the lives of over 1.8 million children from New York City's low-income communities. Help us continue this important tradition and unlock the limitless potential of our Fresh Air children. Visit www.freshair.org to learn more.
For information on joining Team Fresh Air, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org*
*Limited spots available. Must be a confirmed runner through The Fresh Air Fund to receive gauranteed entry. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.