DuBois, PA – What would it be like if you were never able to see the stars on a clear night or rarely got to feel the grass between your toes? For some kids living in cities, that’s their reality.
Fresh Air Fund has been spending the past 141 summers bringing New York City children together with volunteer host families in Pennsylvania.
Governor Tom Wolf has declared today as Fresh Air Fund Day to celebrate how many people in Pennsylvania have welcomed in thousands of boys and girls to their homes for a couple of weeks during the summer to experience small-town life.
Click Here to listen as Anne Cope, a Fresh Air Fund host, says it opened her eyes to how many things we take for granted.
Fresh Air Fund is still looking for new host families who are ready to bring a child into their home for a week or two this summer.
First time Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 12 years old, who live in New York City, but many host families end up inviting the children back year after year, creating lifelong friendships.
If you’re interested in hosting a Fresh Air Child, visit www.freshair.org
and spend your summer a little differently this year.