Charity Tuesday- The Fresh Air Fund

With fall just around the corner, I wanted to focus on a FRESH AIR charity for this Charity Tuesday. There is really nothing better than stepping out onto your front porch to breathe in the cool, clean, crisp air of fall. As the leaves begin to turn into beautiful reds, oranges and yellows, I would like to feature The Fresh Air Fund as Filter’s Fast Charity Tuesday pick. With many charities focused on providing fresh water to people around the world, it is refreshing to see a charity that understands the importance of fresh air. In particular, the Fresh Air Fund in New York City has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1 million inner city children since it began in 1877.

The Fresh Air Fund provides two different avenues for inner-city children to experience the country. For many children, this is their first time under America’s starry sky without the interruption of harsh city lights. Fresh Air Fund camps host 3,000 children between the ages of eight to 15 yearly. These camps are split up by age, special needs, and gender, allowing parents to choose the most suitable camp for their child. Many children who have never been outside of the city are able to experience swimming, milking a cow, cabin living and fishing among many other activities. There are also year-round day and weekend camping trips available.

The Fresh Air Fund also provides 5,000 children with the opportunity to spend two or more weeks with a host family in 13 Northeastern states through their Friendly Town Program.  Here, children from disadvantaged New York City communities have the opportunity to live in a small rural/suburban community.  Being a host family for the Fresh Air Family means that you are providing a child with the opportunity to experience life outside of the city and it is rewarding for both you and the child you are hosting!

The Fresh Air Fund is a nonprofit organization that is able to provide these great opportunities due to peoples generous donations. It is easy to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount on their secure website. If you understand the importance of clean fresh air, and outdoor activities for children, then The Fresh Air Fund is the charity for you.

 

*Speaking of fresh air, the Fall can bring unwanted air contaminants into your home, decreasing your homes indoor air quality. If you are concerned about the air quality inside your home, an air filter or air purifier will help significantly!

Attention Allergy Sufferers- The 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier on Special for One Week Only!

Do you suffer from allergies? Like most people, contaminants, mold spores and smells in the air can severely affect your sinuses and ability to breathe easy.  The use of an air purifier can significantly improve the air quality in your home.  With the fall allergy season just around the corner, the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier is a simple solution to a very bothersome problem.  For those living in small dorm rooms for this first time, this air purifier will provide you with the   cleanest, freshest air possible.

The 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier provides high filtration efficiency and low airflow resistance. This air purifier uses electrostatically charged fibers that capture particles as small as 0.1 micron in size, keeping them out of the air you breathe.  The sleek design of this Air Purifier mini tower is perfect for rooms including dorms, office spaces and nurseries. This whisper quiet air purifier won’t wake any sleeping children, or adults!

Try the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier, now on special at FiltersFast.com. Normally priced at 55.95, you can order the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier, part number, FAP00-RS for only 49.99 until September 2. We will even throw in free shipping! Remember, this is for one week only! If you’re feeling lucky,  head over to our Facebook page and post your favorite school memory, get your friends to like your post, and the entry with the most likes at the end of the week will win a 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier!

In addition to the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier, check out these other great back to school items!

A Simple Guide to Home Air Filtration

We just published our first Buyer’s Guide on air filtration and wanted to share it with our site visitors.

If you’ve ever been to our website before, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a seemingly endless list of product categories – air filters, water filters, humidifiers, air purifiers, water bottles, etc. We know it can be overwhelming to search through all of this, so we’ve implemented a few new features:

One is our new-and-improved search box at the top of the page. When you search for a particular filter or type of filter, the search box offers a drop-down list of suggestions based on what you type in, making it easier for you to find the product you need:

Filters Fast search

The second feature is our list of buyer’s guides on air and water filters. We have already published several water filter buyer’s guides, and today we have uploaded our first buyer’s guide on air filtration.

If you’ve been wondering the difference between an electrostatic air filter, a HEPA filter, or an air purifier, look no further. Our Simple Guide to Home Air Filtration breaks it down for you. And if you’ve been asking yourself who this MERV character is that we keep referring to in our furnace filter product descriptions – MERV and his rating system are described in more detail in our guide.

Be on the lookout for more in-depth Buyer’s Guides on particular types of air filters and purifiers in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions, our filter experts are available to chat with you, M-F from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.