Join volunteer leader Minina Johnston on March 17 at 9:30 a.m. at her home (8 Meadowbrook Road, Darien) to learn more about The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program. Volunteer hosts will share their experiences hosting New York City children and can answer any questions. Coffee will be served.
Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time. Each summer, nearly 4,000 New York City children visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from 7 to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are seven to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For more information about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Minina Johnston at 203-253-2800 or visit The Fresh Air Fund at www.freshair.org.