We’re Thinking Sunshine! Volunteer As a Fresh Air Family
This summer, join volunteer host families in Central Virginia, and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities visit suburban, rural and small- town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.
Harlen, age 9, has visited the Tornatore family for two summers. Host dad Albert shares, “Harlen has definitely learned to try new things. I remember our first summer. He was nervous but by the end of the first week, Harlen and my son were having adventures and having so much fun. We went to the aquarium, amusement park, and the kids love the beach.”
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. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from 7 to 18 years old, who live in New York City.