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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

One Week Left for Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund has so far been able to find 650 host families, but there are still 200 children remaining to be placed with a family. There is only one week left to be a host family. The are looking for families in the 13 north eastern states and Canada.

Last year almost 5000 kids from New York City were able to have summer experiences in the country and suburbs.

The majority of Fresh Air children are from low-income communities. These are often families without the resources to send their children on summer vacations. Most inner-city youngsters grow up in towering apartment buildings without large, open, outdoor play spaces. Concrete playgrounds cannot replace the freedom of running barefoot through the grass or riding bikes down country lanes. 

Fresh Air children are registered by more than 90 participating social service and community organizations located in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the five boroughs of New York City. These community-based agencies are in close contact with children in need of summer experiences in rural and suburban areas. Each agency is responsible for registering children for the program.

Click here for more information on hosting a child.

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1 comment:

Mom24 said...

Such a neat program, unfortunately Ohio's too far west.