This one is for my American readers in the Northeastern US. The Fresh Air Fund, an organization that has been giving inner-city children the joy of a summer vacation with volunteer host families and at Fund camps, creating unforgettable memories and fresh possibilities sine 1877, needs 200 host families for August!
If you have room in your home, consider helping out Fresh Air Fund and giving a child a summer camp experience. I wish they needed hosts in BC; I attended Camp Fire Girls camp for 5 years when I was growing up and it was truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my youth.
The Fresh Air Fund has already set the trip dates set for August 2008 for over 200 children and we need host families to volunteer to host these inner-city children. In particular, they are looking for families who want to extend an invitation to a 9-12 year old. They really need more families who want older children and boys.
The dates and locations are as follows:
New Jersey: Warren County, Bergen County, Union County, Somerset County, Morris County, Hunterdon County
Pennsylvania: Lancaster, Akron, Christiana, Denver, Donegal, East Earl, Elverson, Lititz, Manheim, New Holland, Quarryville
New York: St. Massena, Ogdensburg, Potsdam
Central Massachusetts: Acton, Hopkinton, Lexington, Marlboro, Wayland
New York: Western Fingerlakes: Canandaigua, Canal Towns, Dansville
Central New York: Fulton, Marcellus and Oswego
Massachusetts: Cape Cod
Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Upper Bucks, Lower Bucks, Chalfont
New York: Columbia County, Red Hook/Rhinebeck (Dutchess County), Albany County
You can find out more details online about hosting a child or, if you know this is something you can do, email Angie, firstname.lastname@example.org, immediately and she'll speed you through the process! Or, you can call Fresh Air Fund at 1-800-367-0003 (212.897.8900) and ask for Angie.