Many regular readers of Digital Doorway will remember that I have supported The Fresh Air Fund for several years. The Fresh Air Fund has provided opportunities for inner-city children in the New York area to experience summer vacation in the homes of host families in the Northeastern United States and Canada since 1877.
In 2010, Fresh Air Fund host families provided such opportunities for over 5,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18, and more than 65% of children are invited to visit their host families in subsequent years.
This year, there are still 200 mostly low-income inner-city children waiting to be placed with a host family before the end of the summer. If you or someone you know would like to host a Fresh Air child this summer (or next summer, for that matter), please visit the host family website page.