Can You Help Give Kids Some Fresh Air?

Freshair For over 130 years the Fresh Air Fund has been giving inner-city children the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps, creating unforgettable memories and fresh possibilities.

This year, the summer holiday has been scheduled for August and there are still 200 NYC children who need to be placed with host families next month.

Unless all prospective host families are screened and vetted by the end of July these 200 children may miss out on an invaluable experience .

If you can host a child — great! If not, it would be appreciated if you can help spread the word.

One last thing that is actually very important. Fresh Air Fund are looking for families who want to extend an invitation to a 9-12 year old. They really need more families who want older children and boys.

Please e-mail Angie, immediately and she’ll speed you through the process! Or, you can call Fresh Air Fund 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 .

There are trip dates set for August 2008 for over 200 children and we need host families to volunteer to host these inner-city children. The dates and locations are as follows:

8/11-8/21 New Jersey: Warren County, Bergen County, Union County, Somerset County, Morris County, Hunterdon County

8/11-8/22 Pennsylvania: Lancaster, Akron, Christiana, Denver, Donegal, East Earl, Elverson, Lititz, Manheim, New Holland, Quarryville New York: St. Massena, Ogdensburg, Potsdam

8/12-8/22 Harrisburg, Pa

8/15-8/22 Central Massachusetts: Acton, Hopkinton, Lexington, Marlboro, Wayland

8/15-8/25 New York Western Fingerlakes: Canandaigua, Canal Towns, Dansville Central New York: Fulton, Marcellus and Oswego

Massachusetts: Cape Cod

Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Upper Bucks, Lower Bucks, Chalfont

8/25-9/1 New York: Columbia County Red Hook/Rhinebeck (Dutchess County) Albany County

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