Open your Heart and Home to a Fresh Air child
Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your family by giving them the gift of friendship with a Fresh Air child! Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and swimming for the first time. This summer, join volunteer host families in Cape Cod, and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.
“The Fresh Air Fund has become a very special part of our lives. We keep in touch year-round and can’t wait for our time together each summer.” – Friendly Towns Host mom, Jennifer Tibbetts of North Central Maine.
“Fresh Air Fund means meeting new people, making new friends, and having an extended family.” – Fresh Air Fund child, Kadija, age 12 of the Bronx.
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. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 18 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.
For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Jenifer Bakewell at 774-487-8204 or visit The Fresh Air Fund at www.freshair.org.