Jump into Summer with The Fresh Air Fund! Celebrate The Fresh Air Fund’s 138th Summer

Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time, like the Kynch family! (Genevieve Fridley Photography)

Join host families in and around the South Coast area for our 138th summer and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child! Each summer, over 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.

“Hosting provides our Fresh Air child an opportunity to experience new things, and gives our own children a chance to meet a new friend and share amazing moments together,” says Janine, a Fresh Air host.

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. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are re-invited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Over 65 percent of all children are invited back to stay with their host families, year after year.

For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Judy Dubois at 508-995-6317, visit The Fresh Air Fund online at freshair.org or visit the Facebook Page: facebook.com/freshairsouthcoastma.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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