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Families still can host a Fresh Air Child

June 18, 2006

There is still time to host a Fresh Air Child.

Summer vacation, a special time of year for all children, is here. Thanks to many families in South Central Pennsylvania, the Tri-State region and throughout 13 northeastern states and Canada, approximately 5,000 New York City children from low-income neighborhoods enjoy a two-week vacation to the homes of volunteer host families each summer through the Fresh Air Fund.

The Fund is seeking more families to give inner-city children a two-week vacation this summer. By volunteering as a host family for The Fund's Friendly Town program, you can help give a child a break from the hot, crowded city streets.

There are no financial requirements for hosting a Fresh Air child. Hosts can select the gender and approximate age of their visitor. First-time visitors are age 6 to 12, and reinvited youngsters may participate in the Friendly Town program through age 18.

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To learn more about hosting a Fresh Air Child this summer, contact Joey Bowser at 1-717-530-5779; or call The Fresh Air Fund at 1-800-367-0003 and speak with Aly Gibson, ext. 8892, or Kiya Bajpai, ext. 8891. Also go to www.freshair.org.

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