Southwest Coast volunteers attend Fresh Air Fund meeting

On Monday April 4, local volunteers from the Southwest Coast gathered together to discuss plans to recruit more host families for The Fresh Air Fund’s upcoming 140th summer.

Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time. Each summer, close 4,000 Fresh Air children visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from 7 to 18-years-old, who live in New York City. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and may enjoy extended trips.

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free, enriching summer experiences and academic programs for more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income neighborhoods. For more information about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, contact Nicole Johnston at 212-897-8953 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at