Asylum Announcements: It’s Almost That Time Again…

[ 4 ] April 24, 2009 |
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Tomorrow, April 25, 2009 is another edition of Shan’s Week~End Wordles. Just click the button above for instructions on how to participate. I hope to see you all there.

Another Announcement

The Fresh Air Fund, a non-profit agency, has asked me to get the word out about their program helping inner city kids, ages 6-18, experience life in the country or suburbs for two weeks each Summer. They currently need host families in the states highlighted on the map to the right. If you can help, click the button below to find out how.

About The Fresh Air Fund

THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences 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.

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.

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  1. ChicagoLady says:

    I’m not expecting to have time tonight to set up a scheduled post for tomorrow. I’ll be out of town until next Saturday night. Vacation…here I come! So, if I don’t get one posted, you know why.

  2. By George, I think I can post a wordle tomorrow! Cross your fingers!

  3. By George, I think I can post a wordle tomorrow! Cross your fingers!

  4. LadyStyx says:

    Got it made, just gotta get it posted.

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