Fresh Air 2010

I’ve written about the Fresh Air Fund in the past because the service they provide just warms my heart. What they do is provide summer opportunities for kids from the inner city to experience life in the country or suburbs; places they would otherwise never visit. The Friendly Town program works like this: host families […]

Fresh Air Clear Vision

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 […]

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 […]

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. Dude. I’ve been thrilling to the experience of going outside wearing my shoes instead of boots, and we’ve all been just […]