Governor Baker Proclaims March 20th Fresh Air Fund Day
In recognition of The Fresh Air Fund’s 144th summer of bringing together New York City children and volunteer host families in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed March 20th “FRESH AIR FUND DAY.” Each summer, thousands of volunteer host families open their hearts and homes to children from New York City’s low-income communities, giving them the opportunity to have new experiences, make new friends and explore the outdoors.
Fresh Air host mom Meloney said, “My kids adore Olivia – they call her their ‘summer sister.’ It’s just so much fun to see your summer through the eyes of a child who’s having all these experiences – swimming, seeing waterfalls, horseback riding – for the first time. It makes our summer so much more exciting.”
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children since 1877. The Fresh Air Fund was founded at the height of the tuberculosis epidemic and was part of the response. During the current crisis, The Fresh Air Fund’s commitment to our mission and community only grows stronger.
Please call Lelia Bruun at 413-429-7546 or visit www.FreshAir.org to learn more.