At this time of year, it seems we all are looking for ways in which we can help others. Hopefully this is a continued effort throughout the year!
I was happy to receive information about The Fresh Air Fund to pass along to my readers. If you are looking for a way to change a child's life please visit here. This organization helps provide so much to inner city children in New York City. This organization helps provide children the opportunity to experience a place with green grass and playgrounds galore. It builds leadership skills, positive relationships and memories to last a lifetime! This organization provides assistance to low income families that may not be able to have a real vacation. These children are surrounded by tall buildings, and very minimal to no grassy areas to play. Can you imagine never having the opportunity to run and play where it's safe?
There are several ways to help, by donating or even volunteering and being a host family for these children. Please take a few moments to visit their site and read more about what they offer. There are also several great videos to view. Perhaps pass the information along to your church, or even girl and boy scout troops to help a worthy cause. These children will thank you and the gift will remain in their hearts for a lifetime.
"I think of all things that show a zest
For life, the dandelion beats the rest.
The little winged seeds from its white fluff ball
Settle and grow with no urging at all.
Settle in most unlikely places
And soon there's a crop of dandelion faces.
They are man's worst pest, but a child's playthings.
Sometimes I wish I had light down wings
Like a dandelion seed, and could settle at will
On a velvety lawn or a sun-spread hill,
And live with the eagerness and zest
Of the wanton little dandelion pest."