Is there room in your family for one more this August?

Is there room in your family for one more this August?


I’ve received a request from the Fresh Air Fund to let you all know that they are looking for families in various parts of the country to host 200 children during part of August. Their program helps disadvantaged urban youths experience suburban and rural life for a brief time. They’re especially looking for families willing to open their homes to older kids, especially 9 to 12-year-old boys.

They have a variety of open dates depending on what part of the country you’re in. From August 15-22 they’re looking especially for families in or near Acton, Hopkinton, Lexington, Marlboro, and Wayland and from August 15-25, they need families who be on Cape Cod. There are many other parts of the country where they have need as well.

According to their site, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to New York City children from disadvantaged communities since 1877. If you can’t host, they’re also looking for donors to support their programs.


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