Fresh Air FundApril 22, 2011
I was recently contacted by The Fresh Air Fund about their wonderful program. It’s allows families to open up their home to children (age 6 ...
I was recently contacted by The Fresh Air Fund about their wonderful program. It’s allows families to open up their home to children (age 6 to 18) from New York City during the summer. Founded in l877, families have been opening up their hearts and giving inner city children the chance to have a memorable summer.
The Fresh Air Children stay with the families or attend the Fresh Air camp on 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York for two weeks and experience the the country side and do things they normally wouldn't be able to in an apartment in the city. More than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities have been apart of this program. And not only have the children gained from the experience but the hosting families have as well. As a result more than 65% of the children who participate are invited back year after year.
The Fresh Air Fund is looking for families from 1 of 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada to partake in this experience this summer. You can also request the age-group and gender of the child. The program is non-profit and there is no financial requirement for those interested. If you or anyone you know are interested in signing up for the summer 2011 you can do so now by visiting the website.