The countdown to Summer 2010 has officially begun, and The Fresh Air Fund is again in need of host families.
The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City (NYC) children from low-income communities since 1877. In 2009, the Fresh Air Fund’s volunteer Host Family program (called Friendly Town) gave close to 5,000 NYC boys and girls (ages 6 to 18) free summer experiences in the country and the suburbs.
Fresh Air children get to experience the following:
– playing in the backyard
– laughing in the sunshine
– catching fireflies
– riding bicycles
– learning to swim
– running barefoot through the grass
– gazing at the stars on moonlit nights
– building sandcastles
– making new friends
– simple pleasures of life away from the inner city
You can open up your hearts and homes for a few weeks to give NYC children a memorable summer experience. Click here to learn more about becoming a host family. You can also donate online to give NYC children the experience of a lifetime.