On Thursday, August 2nd, a small group of New York City Children at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays to spend summer vacations with volunteer host families in Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays. Volunteer host families share their summers for up to two weeks with Fresh Air children, ages six to 18, who leave behind the city streets to run barefoot in the grass or see the stars at night. Some youngsters are leaving home for the first time, while others are returning to visit the same host families for consecutive summers.
The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Each summer, over 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.
The Fresh Air Fund is always seeking host families to enable as many New York City children as possible to benefit from a summer vacation outside of the city. To learn more about how to become a host family in the Westhampton-Hampton Bays area next summer, please contact LaShika Walker, the local volunteer leader for the Long Island area, at 781-749-3509 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.