A Little Fresh Air

The weather has warmed up considerably around here, and we’re all thinking lovely thoughts of spring. Captain Earthquake has been literally begging to run outside barefoot even though it’s still officially winter. In Michigan.


I’ve been thrilling to the experience of going outside wearing my shoes instead of boots, and we’ve all been just loving the warm fresh air.

Speaking of fresh air (cue smooth segue here), I was contacted recently by Sara Wilson of the Fresh Air Fund asking if I would give her organization a mention here on the blog. Honestly, I’d never heard of the Fresh Air fund, so I went over and checked things out first. It turns out to be a pretty neat idea. Here’s their description of what they do:

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

I also took a peek at Charity Navigator, and Fresh Air is listed if you want to get more information.

How can you help? Well, donations are appreciated, and if you happen to live in the Northeastern US you could host a child this summer. You can find more information at the Fresh Air site.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who love 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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  • סיגריה אלקטרונית March 19, 2009, 10:28 am

    Great Post ! Thank you, I enjoy reading: earnestparenting.com!

  • SplashLife March 19, 2009, 2:00 pm

    Sorry for the offtopic comment, but would you mind telling me where you got your blog’s theme from? Thanks 🙂

  • Sunny March 19, 2009, 8:13 pm

    Wow, that sounds like a nice charity! Maybe I will see if there is a similar one locally for me! Thanks for the great find!

  • People Search March 20, 2009, 2:18 am

    It is warming up where I am too and I am so happy. Sounds like a great charity as well, I am from NY so it sounds like something I would be interested in helping out.

  • HR Recruitment Philippin March 20, 2009, 5:38 am

    Nice post, If you want warm fresh air its better to wear flip-flops.^_^

  • sea pines hilton head March 23, 2009, 5:09 am

    Thanks a lot for the information holder site.keep it up to continue doing such collection.It sounds like a nice charity! Nice post.

  • Naturist Massage March 25, 2009, 2:15 am

    hey deay nice job you have done…..
    its good charity..
    i also try these kind of charities……..
    i think it gives great satisfaction…………….

  • Mexican Recipes March 25, 2009, 2:19 am

    Good way of charity. Nice post

  • Amy March 27, 2009, 10:21 pm

    First commenter: thank you! Sorry I don’t have the correct keyboard to type your name properly.

    Splashlife: it’s custom, designed by Chris Cagle of Cagintranet. His link’s right there next to your comment. 🙂

    Sunny it certainly is a neat idea! I know it makes a lot of difference to the kids that are served.

    People Search I hope that you are able to get involved!

    HR Recruitment Phillipin, does it count that I bought some clog slipper things last week? $3.50US at WalMart! What a deal. I’ve been wearing them every day and I love them! Of course they are fleece lined, lol. I shall have to buy a summer pair when it warms up. It’s chilly here again, brrrr.

    Sea Pines Hilton Head, thanks!

    Naturist Massage, I’m glad you get involved with charities. I think it’s very important.

    Mexican Recipes, thanks! Glad you stopped by.

  • acai berry edge March 31, 2009, 2:44 am

    thanks for sharing I love it nice article..I enjoy reading and staying here..keep more posting and i’ll be right back.

  • register company philippines March 31, 2009, 4:34 am

    Nice Post!! Very warmth construction of post.

  • Amy April 14, 2009, 10:41 pm

    acai berry edge, I’m glad you’re here!

    register company philippines, thanks!

  • maternity kimono April 23, 2009, 9:19 am

    This website has nice theme ..
    If you are using wordpress can you tell me what theme do you use ??
    thank you

  • Music Philippines April 29, 2009, 3:14 am

    Nice charity. Definitely will help a lot to other people. And I like the weather where it is not cold but at the same time, not so hot because I love wearing flip flops.

  • karla the office space philippines May 7, 2009, 11:49 pm

    Summer is love though it’s raining here in our country. You are such a great person Amy. 🙂

  • KY's Commonwealth Eye Surgery May 8, 2009, 1:12 am

    Nice info.
    I will say about charity navigator to one of my friend.