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.