Share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air Child

This summer, share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child while enjoying the pure joys of summer in your own backyard! Thousands of volunteer host families in rural, suburban, and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada open their hearts and homes to New York City children from low-income communities through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.

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.

Host families open their homes to children who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a summer away from New York City.

Give the gift of summer to a New York City Child through The Fresh Air Fund

The holiday season is the perfect time to think about becoming a volunteer host family to a New York City child. Each summer, close to 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. By volunteering as a host family for summer 2015, the spirit of the holidays can continue in your home throughout the year.
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.