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On Thursday, November 20, 2014, The Fresh Air Fund drew over 850 guests from the corporate, fashion, entertainment and sports industries for an evening of festivities at The Snow Ball, The Fresh Air Fund’s Fall Benefit & Silent Auction. The event was held at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers and our generous donors and benefactors helped The Fresh Air Fund to raise over $690,000.

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Auction highlights included: Two Nights in Costa Rica at Four Seasons Costa Rica and Peninsula Papagayo; Twelve seats in a Madison Level Suite at a New York Rangers game; Three nights at the Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa in Bermuda; Two tickets to The Row’s Fall 2015 runway presentation; Four nights at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman with air travel on Cayman Airways; Tickets to a live taping of Conan, Letterman, Live! With Michael and Kelly and The Daily Show; Golf packages, jewelry, sports tickets, spa packages and handbags by Valextra Brera, Tory Burch, Celine and more!

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Join The Fresh Air Fund in its 139th summer of providing free summer experiences to New York City children! For more information on how you can help give a New York City child the gift of fresh air, please visit www.freshair.org or call The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003.

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The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 9,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. Each summer, close to 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attend five Fresh Air camps in the summer on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. Close to 2,000 young people participate in year-round educational programs at camp and in New York City.

Via the Fresh Air Fund. Photos by Kate Hess