The Fresh Air Fund still needs host families for the summer of 2010 even though the summer is almost over. They are looking for families in Red Hook, Columbia County, Saugerties, Delmar, Guilderland, Altamont, Latham and Rensselaer, NY. Volunteer host families share their friendship and homes up to two weeks or more.
Most of the Fresh Air children are from families with low-income who don't have the resources to send their children on summer vacations. Fresh Air children enjoy riding bicycles, learning to swim, catching fireflies, making new friends, walking barefoot through the grass and more.
Take a few minutes of your time to watch this 2 1/2 minute video to get a glimpse of some of the Fresh Air Children enjoying their summer.
Here a couple of ways you can help a child experience a summer they won't easily forget through The Fresh Air Fund:
- You can be a Fresh Air Fund Host Family. There are no financial requirements for hosting a child. Volunteers may request the age-group and gender of the Fresh Air youngster they would like to host. Click here to learn more about becoming a host.
- Donate online. The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to provide memorable summers to NYC children. They are a not-for-profit agency and depend on tax-deductible donations to keep their programs going.
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