Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Host an Inner City Child this Summer

I've always wanted to do this. Has anyone hosted a child from NYC for a few weeks in the summer? There's an informational meeting on Wed., June 9th at 7 p.m. in Milford.
Thanks, Carrie, editor

FRESH AIR FUND INFORmation meeting:

Join local Fresh Air Fund hosts and prospective volunteers from the Blackstone Valley, Bellingham and Holliston areas on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 for an information session, thrown by the local Friendly Town Committee. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Milford Library, 80 Spruce Street, in Milford. The special event is an opportunity to meet current Fresh Air hosts in the area and learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of an inner-city child this summer.

In addition to reminiscing about previous summers, local hosts and volunteers will be looking ahead to summer 2010 and will be available to talk to any prospective volunteers who would like to hear first-hand what they can expect from this worthwhile program. During the meeting, there will be space for children to create welcome posters, which will be used at the bus arrival of Fresh Air children this coming summer!

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million inner-city children since 1877. More than 65% of children are reinvited to stay with the same host families, year after year. For more information regarding the event on June 9th, or about becoming a Fresh Air volunteer, please call Claire Duckmanton at (508) 761-8242. You may also call The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003 or visit our website at www.freshair.org.


Katie Chew

Public Relations Intern

The Fresh Air Fund

633 Third Avenue, 14th fl.

New York, NY 10017

(800) 367-0003 ext. 8901


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