CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Fresh Air Fund Committee will welcome a small group of New York City children as they arrive in Canton on Aug. 8.
Volunteer host families in Colton, Potsdam, Madrid, and Canton are sharing 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 children 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 experiences to more than 1.8 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 through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.
For more info, visit freshair.org.