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Friday, August 07, 2009

Fresh Air Fund gives thousands of inner-city children the priceless gift of fun

from Sara Wilson sara@freshair.org date 7 August 2009 00:55 Social Media News Release
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There is still time to host in 2009! The Fresh Air Fund NEEDS hosts for August in these states:
Click on the map to inquire about hosting
Connecticut Delaware Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire New Jersey New York Ontario Pennsylvania Rhode Island Virginia Vermont
Call (800) 367-0003 or
click here to fill out a host inquiry form.

News Facts
In 2008, 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.
The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to provide memorable summers to NYC children.
The Fresh Air Fund needs hosts for the summer of 2009.

Host a Child Thanks to host families who open up their homes for up to two weeks each summer, children growing up in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods have experienced the joys of Fresh Air vacations. More than 65% of all children are reinvited to stay with their host family, year after year.

Fresh Air Fund Host Families There is no such thing as a "typical" host family. If you have room in your home - and your heart - to host a child, you could be one too. Learn More
Fresh Air Fund Children
Fresh Air children are boys and girls, six to 12 years old, who reside in low-income communities in New York City and are eager to experience the simple pleasures of life outside the city.As one child says, "I can’t wait to get on the bus every summer so I can see my family and go swimming and hiking!"
Donate
You can give a child the experience of a lifetime with your gift to The Fresh Air Fund! Every year, The Fresh Air Fund gives thousands of inner-city children the priceless gift of fun – and opens the door to a lifetime of opportunities. Whether it's a two-week trip to visit a volunteer host family, or a fun-filled and educational stay at one of our camps, our programs make for unforgettable memories – and open a world of new friendships and fresh possibilities. We are a not-for-profit agency and depend on tax-deductible donations from people like you to keep our vital programs flourishing. Donate online now

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