July 17, 2008

Live in NY? Wanna help?

Fresh Air Program

Remember your summer vacations? Doesn’t every kid deserve that kind of fun? We have over 200 children scheduled for Fresh Air trips this summer and need your help to host or find hosts!
The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to New York City children from disadvantaged communities since 1877. This is your summer to help!

The end of July is growing closer and we still have 200 children who need to be placed with host families for this August. Unless all prospective host families are screened and vetted by the end of July these 200 children may miss out on an invaluable experience.

Please host a child or help us get the word out that we need folks who can welcome a child from the city into their homes next month. One last thing that is actually very important. We are looking for families who want to extend an invitation to a 9-12 year old. We really need more families who want older children and boys.

Please Email Angie, angie@freshair.org, immediately and she'll speed you through the process! Or, you can call us at 1-800-367-0003 (212.897.8900) -- ask for Angie. If you want to help but don't live in these areas - BLOG about this program, tell your friends, recommend someone, or DONATE.


Melissa said...

I added this to my blog - I hope they find the rest of the hosts they need!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

I so wish I could participate, but we live in the south. But I grew up in PA and we had Fresh Air kids every year for at least a decade

Hawaiianatheart said...

I posted it on my blog too! I hope they find all they need!

Kelsey said...

Unfortunately i dont but I wish I could help!

Aunt Julie said...

We give to the Fresh Air Fund every summer. I'll post this link on my blog, too! BTW, I've posted a "funny" this morning that should give you a chuckle!

Domestic Goddess said...

My parents used to participate in this program in our area, it was a neat experience!

Barbara said...


You have a very nice blog. I don't know if this program is in my area. I'm on the west coast.

huddtoo said...

This is something I'd love to do sometime. I'd also like to host an exchange student. I think it would be very interesting, and of course a great thing for the child that stays with you.

The reason I have not yet done this is we really don't have room. I live about a mile from NY, so I guess I could very well do this. Our new house will be in NY, and it will have a guest bedroom, so I will at some time plan on doing both things I want to do.

Do you know...how long does the child stay with you? Hmm...I guess I could just check out the fresh air site. :)