Saturday, February 28, 2009
Host a Child this Summer
Do you go out of the City during the summer? Do you have a mansion in the Hamptons or a cabin in the Berkshires? Do you rent a house at the Cape or in the Catskills for a week or two? Do you rent a motel on the Jersey Shore?
Forget that last one, perhaps. But if you do leave the City for a summer getaway, consider opening your vacation home's door just a little wider to let a child enjoy your vacation with you. The Fresh Air Fund is looking for host families all up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
Host families can request age and gender of a Fresh Air Fund child to match your own children. I've known several kids who went through the program, both the camps and the host families, and they RAVE about the experience. It is really something that stays with them and makes a huge impression on how they see the world. Check out more information here.