Fresh Air Fund Seeks Host Families In Westchester

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The Fresh Air Fund invites Westchester families to serve as a host for its volunteer host family program.
The Fresh Air Fund invites Westchester families to serve as a host for its volunteer host family program. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Fresh Air Fund volunteer host family program is recruiting people who are interested in volunteering in Westchester.  

This Father’s Day, the Fresh Air Fund celebrates all the men who take on the role of Fresh Air father, as they open their hearts to New York City children through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.

The Fresh Air Fund invites people to consider sharing the joys of playing catch barefoot on the grass and roasting s’mores by the campfire with a New York City child.

“This experience can really impact your life in more ways than you would think," said one Fresh Air Host father. "I am constantly discovering ways in which my Fresh Air child has enriched my life. My sons got involved, and they always look forward to seeing their New York City friend.”

Each summer, more than 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small-town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.

Families find hosting so rewarding that more than 65 percent of all Fresh Air children are reinvited to visit the same host families year after year.

Fresh Air children are given the opportunity to experience a world outside New York City full of meadows to run in, streams to fish in and lakes to swim in.

To learn more about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, contact Judith Brisson at 762-0846 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.

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