Local Volunteer Committee Attends Annual Fresh Air Fund Conference in New York City
The Rhode Island volunteer committee attended The Fresh Air Fund’s annual Friendly Towns Leadership Conference from Friday, February 1st through Sunday, February 3rd at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Over the course of three days, volunteers participated in interactive workshops with The Fresh Air Fund’s staff and community agency partners. Volunteers attended professional development workshops throughout the conference, with topics ranging from social media to community engagement. A weekend highlight was speeches by Fresh Air alumni. They shared how The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program has had a significant impact on their lives.
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. First time Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 12 years old, who live in New York City. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips.
Join families in Rhode Island this summer as a volunteer host family and provide a NYC child, and your family, with a unique and fun summer experience.
Please contact Denis Martin at 401-219-0810 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org to learn more.