Fresh Air fund and county residents offer respite for NYC kids
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 2:07 pm

This summer, you can share the beauty of our community with an inner-city child.

Thousands of volunteer host families throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada open their hearts and homes to New York City children from underprivileged communities through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family program.

In 2010, The Fund celebrates its 134th summer of helping youngsters from New York City enjoy new experiences like swimming in a cool lake and catching fireflies. Fresh Air children on first-time visits to host families are six to 12 years old and stay for one to two weeks.

You can learn more at, or contact Earline LaFleur here in St. Lawrence County at 528-2700, or The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003.