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 children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across the Northeast and Ontario, Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.  By volunteering as a host family for summer 2016, the spirit of the holidays can continue in your home throughout the year.

Fresh Air children are boys and girls who live in New York City. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often rediscover the beauty of their own communities.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free, enriching summer experiences and academic programs to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, please contact Mike Braun at 754-264-2136 or visit The Fresh Air Fund at