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Make A Difference In The Life Of A Fresh Air Child, Before Summer



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Make A Difference In The Life

Of A Fresh Air Child, Before Summer

Newtown residents do not have to wait until the summer to make a difference in a Fresh Air child’s life. Volunteer now with The Fresh Air Fund’s Danbury area committee and ensure that summer 2008 is special for New York City children.

Each summer, close to 5,000 children, ages 6 to 18, enjoy two-week vacations with volunteer host families in suburban and small town communities across 13 northeastern states and Ontario, Canada. Local Fresh Air Fund committee members recruit host families, reach out to the community and coordinate fun activities for families and children.

As one committee member explains, “I love giving to The Fresh Air Fund by using my leadership and organizational skills. The time spent preparing for each visit is nothing compared to the difference the experience means to a Fresh Air child.”

Danbury area volunteers need help to create another fun-filled summer for children from New York City’s low-income communities, such as 9-year-old Joshua from the Bronx.

“My favorite thing to do is swim when I’m there. If I could, I would swim all day!” he said.

For more information on how to join the local Fresh Air volunteer team, call Diana Simmons at 203-372-8357, or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. Additional information is also available online at FreshAir.org.

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