Thursday, December 2, 2010

Making life sweeter for children in need...THE FRESH AIR FUND

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.

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Will to Live

"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."




1 comment:

Donna said...

Jill, I'm so glad you told us about this. What a wonderful idea!

Love the poem too. I've never heard of Mary Triplett but that poem evokes so many images. I enjoyed it very much.

This is a great time to help others if we possibly can. :o)

Donna @ Comin' Home