Sara Wilson of The Fresh Air Fund contacted me to announce the fund's annual volunteer host family program.
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend one of five Fresh Air Fund camps.
In addition to the Friendly Town program, The Fund has five camps in upstate New York where 3,000 inner-city children enjoy free vacations each summer. The Fresh Air Fund also runs year-round programs to help New York City youngsters.
So if you are looking to volunteer this summer and live along the northeastern states (Virginia, Maine, Connecticut up state new york and even Canada, you can do your share, volunteer and become a host.
Want to sign up your child this summer where they can experience all sort of activities? Head on over here Friendly Town Program.