Sara Wilson of the Fresh Air Fund reminded me of this great opportunity for inner city kids to have a real amazing summer experience.
“Summertime is Fresh Air time for thousands of New York City children growing up in disadvantaged communities. The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing free summer vacations to inner-city youngsters in need. Through The Fundâ€™s Friendly Town Program, close to 5,000 children visit volunteer host families each summer in rural and suburban communities. Fresh Air children stay for two weeks or more in over 300 Friendly Towns across 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.
Since 1877, more than 1.7 million inner-city children, living in New York Cityâ€™s toughest neighborhoods, have experienced the joys of Fresh Air vacations. The Fresh Air Fund is primarily supported by the generosity of thousands of contributors. ”
If you are interested in supporting this cause or hosting a child for the summer visit: