Fresh Air Fund hosts volunteer information session

Fairfield Fresh Air Fund volunteer leaders will host an information session Tuesday, April 7, 11-noon or 7-8:30 p.m., at The Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, to learn more about The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Volunteer hosts will share their experiences hosting New York City children and can answer any questions. Refreshments and snacks also will be provided.

Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time. Each summer, nearly 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six 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. More than 65% of all children are reinvited to stay with their host families, year after year.

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 about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, contact Amanda Hanson at 720-880-8564 and visit The Fresh Air Fund online at

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