Speaking of needy, if you've ever given a thought to helping children in the city, now is the time.
I've been told that a generous sponsor will match donations made before June 30th to The Fresh Air Fund. That means every donation made before then will be doubled.
The Fresh Air Fund places needy inner city children in greener surroundings for two weeks during the summer. You can also host children in your home, if you live in the Northeast. Close to 5,000 lucky children were able to take a break from the city last year.
I've heard about this organization since my first days in New York. It's an absolute thrill to speak on their behalf. Merely making a child aware of a bigger, more beautiful world of possibilities can be life-altering.
For a look at the colorful Fresh Air website and to make your donation, click here.
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