Saturday, August 06, 2011

Fresh Air Fund says one week remaining to place 200 children with host families

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One of my favorite charities, The Fresh Air Fund, makes it possible for boys and girls who reside in low-income communities in New York City to enjoy the experience of spending two weeks of life outside the city each summer. 
They are boys and girls, 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 either one or two weeks. Youngsters who are re-invited by the same family may continue with The Fund through age 18, and many enjoy longer summertime visits, year after year. Sara Wilson, Outreach Coordinator for the Fresh Air Fund, tells me that 650 out of 850 children have already been taken care of and there is only one week left for 200 children to still be placed with host families in 13 eastern U.S. states and Canada. For more info or to be a host family go to 

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