Fresh Air Fund seeks host families

The Fresh Air Fund is looking for families to host a New York city child for one to two weeks this August. Deadline to sign up is July 1.

"What it really equates to is another setting at your dinner table and giving a child a an experience they might not otherwise have,” said host father Chris. “When our Fresh Air child Kenneth comes to visit all we have to do is have a welcoming home for a week or two.”

Each summer, close to 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities along the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine and Ontario, Canada. Fresh Air children are given the opportunity to experience a world outside of New York City full of meadows to run in, streams to fish in and lakes to swim in.

To sign up to host a Fresh Air child this August, submit an application by July 1 by calling Nicole Johnston at 212-897-8953 or visiting

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.