share a little friendship this summer - the Friendship Shoe to benefit The Fresh Air Fund
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design your own - three color markers included with each purchase of the Friendship Shoe make a donation - The Fresh  Air Fund depends on tax-deductible donations from people like you - donate today


The Fresh Air Fund, founded in 1877, is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides free summer experiences to inner-city children. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, ages six to 12 years old, who reside in low-income communities in New York City and are eager to enjoy the simple pleasures of life outside the city. Today, more than 1.7 million of New York’s neediest children have benefitted from free summer vacations through The Fresh Air Fund. This unforgettable experience occurs either with host families in rural and suburban communities from Virginia to Maine and Canada or at one of The Fresh Air Fund’s five camps in upstate New York. Children get to fish, swim, learn about nature, and, most importantly, make new friends. Each year almost 5,000 children visit host families and another 3,000 attend a Fresh Air Fund camp.

* Payless ShoeSource will donate 100% of the net profits (at least $5 per pair) from the sale of Fresh Air Fund Friendship Shoes sold May 4 to December 31, 2011 to The Fresh Air Fund. A minimum of $40,000 will be donated. To learn more about The Fresh Air Fund and the way the donated funds will be used, visit The Fresh Air Fund Friendship Shoe is available while supplies last. The purchase price of The Fresh Air Fund Friendship Shoe is not tax deductible. © 2011 PSSW.

A copy of The Fresh Air Fund's annual financial report may be obtained from The Fresh Air Fund, 633 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (212-897-8900), or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. For information about other states, visit

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