Lipgloss Break: The Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund

The Summer of 2011 is approaching fast! The Fresh Air Fund is in need of loving host families. The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit agency that has provided summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually.

In 2010, The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family program, called Friendly Town, gave close to 5,000 New York City boys and girls, ages six to 18, free summer experiences in the country and the suburbs. Volunteer host families shared their friendship and homes up to two weeks or more in 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.



Thanks to host families who open up their homes for a few weeks each summer, children growing up in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods have experienced the joys of Fresh Air experiences.

To learn more about becoming a host please go to http://www.freshair.org/host-a-child.aspx or call (800) 367-0003!

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