Close to 5,000 New York City children visit volunteer host families every summer through the Fresh Air Fund's Friendly Town program in communities from Virginia to Maine and into Canada. Residents in and around the area can help a Fresh Air child this summer by hosting through The Fresh Air Fund. Since 1877, New York City children from low-income neighborhoods have experienced summer in rural and suburban communities.

For hosting information for a child, please contact Yvette Eenkema van Dijk at 203-655-2226 or the Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. Visit the website at www.freshair.org.