Do You Live in a Friendly Town?
A lot of towns are friendly, but only some are called "Friendly Towns" by The Fresh Air Fund. Friendly Town volunteer communities, or “Friendly Towns,” are where The Fresh Air Fund’s volunteer host families live, and everyone in these towns is excited to welcome Fresh Air kids to their neighborhoods!
Every summer since 1877 The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has given New York City kids the chance for an unforgettable summer, and for some, the experience of a lifetime. Thousands of kids age 6 to 18 arrive at their host families' homes ready to laugh, play, and just spend time being a kid.
Kids who are on their first visit to a Friendly Town stay with their host family one or two weeks. Families in the program are allowed to reinvite the same child again each summer, and may request extended visits in subsequent years. It is a great feeling to reunite with your Fresh Air Kid each summer and see how much they have grown since the previous year. There is a lot of flexibility in hosting, and the experience is extremely rewarding.
To learn more about hosting a child, visit The Fresh Air Fund website.
To make a donation, click here.