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Fresh Air Fund Seeks Host Families In New Canaan

The Fresh Air Fund is seeking families in Fairfield County to host children from New York City during the summer.
The Fresh Air Fund is seeking families in Fairfield County to host children from New York City during the summer. Photo Credit: Contrributed by Sue Barr

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program is seeking families from Fairfield County interested in hosting inner-city children during the summer.

Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from 6 to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are 6 to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips.

Families find hosting so rewarding that more than 65 percent of all Fresh Air children are invited to visit the same host families year after year. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often rediscover the beauty of their own communities.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.

For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, contact Nicole Heath at 203-829-8196 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.

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