The new year gives families a wonderful opportunity to make resolutions about activities they can do together in the coming year. In 2006, help the children of New York City by volunteering to be a host family for The Fresh Air Fund. Volunteering as a family is a chance to spend time together and to introduce children to volunteerism and community service.
Since 1877, New York City children growing up in low-income neighborhoods have experienced the joys of summer in suburban and small-town communities through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Town program. By welcoming visitors into their homes during the summer, host families give Fresh Air children a break from the sometimes dangerous, hot and crowded city streets.
For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child, contact Dawn Hansen at (207) 324-2151 or The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003, or visit The Fund’s Web site at www.freshair.org.