May 13, 2009
Give the Gift of Adventure This Summer: Give Fresh Air
For many of us, going into the electric energy of New York City brings adventure to our lives. But for many kids who are growing up in New York, adventure is found in grass and backyards and sunshine.
The Fresh Air Fund has been matching inner-city children in NY with host families since 1877. Their goal is to help kids enjoy the simple pleasures for one or two weeks each summer and this year is no exception. The Fresh Air Fund is seeking families from Virginia to Maine and parts of Canada who are willing to host a child between the ages of 6 and 18. According to the fund, more than 65% of all children are re-invited to stay with their host families, year after year. Why? Because the families believe that their lives are enriched by the experience.
To learn more about The Fresh Air Fund, click here.
For FAQs about becoming a host family, click here.
To see Executive Director Jenny Morgenthau talking with Meredith Vieira on Today, click here.