I hope you’ll allow me to take a brief detour from posts about shopping. As we all know, many worthy charities and non-profit organizations are suffering because of today’s economy. As a New Yorker, I want to bring two local ones to your attention:
First, I received an e-mail from The Fresh Air Fund asking me to get the word out that they are in serious need of more host families this summer. For those of you who are not familiar with The Fresh Air Fund, it is a stellar organization that signs up host families who volunteer to open up their hearts and homes to children from New York City, to give them a “Fresh Air” experience they would never otherwise have. The Fresh Air Fund is a New York institution in greater need than ever, and summer is rapidly approaching. Please click on the links if you are interested in hosting a child or making a donation.
Second, it is that time of year again. . . my children and I are raising money for YAI’s Central Park Challenge, to be held here in New York City on June 6th. YAI is an amazing NYC organization that provides a vast array of programs to people with disabilities and developmental delays. I have served as a board member since 2003, and, coincidentally, both my children have received Early Intervention services through YAI (you can read a little about that here). So, I can personally attest to the extraordinary skills, diligence, and compassion of YAI trustees, staff, employees, and therapists. If you would like to help me and my children towards our fundraising goal of $1000 this year to support people with disabilities and their families, click here; if you would like more information about the Centarl Park Challenge, please click here.
Thank you for your support!