The Countdown to Summer 2010 is on and The Fresh Air Fund is in need of host families. If you or someone you know is able to host, please sign up now.
In 2009, The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family program, called Friendly Town, gave close to 5,000 New York City boys and girls, ages six to 18, free summer experiences in the country and the suburbs. Volunteer host families shared their friendship and homes FOR up to two weeks or more in 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.
The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to provide memorable summers to NYC children.
The Fresh Air Fund needs hosts for the summer of 2010.
More than 65% of all Fresh Air children are reinvited to stay with their host family, year after year.
Thanks to host families who open up their homes for a few weeks each summer, children growing up in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods have experienced the joys of Fresh Air experiences.
As one of the host families declared: "It is rewarding to see the smile on our Fresh Air child's face as she enjoys the simple things we take for granted..."
Friendly Town host families are volunteers who live in the suburbs or small town communities. Host families range in size, ethnicity and background, but share the desire to open their hearts and homes to give city children an experience they will never forget. Hosts say the Fresh Air experience is as enriching for their own families, as it is for the inner-city children. There are no financial requirements for hosting a child. Volunteers may request the age-group and gender of the Fresh Air youngster they would like to host for up to two weeks.
Click here to learn more about becoming a host or call (800) 367-0003!
(This post is a collaboration of Sara Wilson of the Fresh Air Fund)
adoption (3) Amor de Papá (1) Asociación de Padres de Familia Separados (APFS) (1) Brooklyn White (1) Canadian Equal Parenting Council (1) Catalonia (1) child custody (55) child support (9) children's rights (5) Colombia (1) Daniel Malakov (1) David N. Heleniak (3) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (1) domestic violence (16) DSM-5 (3) elections (3) European Court of Human Rights (1) extended family (2) family courts (31) family laws (38) fatherlessness (7) fathers (49) Fathers and Families (6) fathers rights (1) Fathers' Rights (1) gender discrimination (15) gender violence (2) Germany (1) Glenn Sacks (1) Gloria Steinem (1) God (1) James Cook (1) joint custody (46) Langeac Declaration (2) men's rights (3) Miguel Angel Salgado Pimentel (1) Montclair NJ (1) mothers (19) Padres Sí Somos (2) Parental Alienation Syndrome (3) parental kidnapping (2) parenting styles (1) PAS (1) PIP (1) PNP (1) PPD (1) Puerto Rico (3) Rhonda Gale (1) Robert Franklin (1) schools (2) shared parenting (4) signe wilkinson (1) single fathers (5) single mothers (7) Stephen Baskerville (2) Thanksgiving (2) The Colbert Report (1) The Fresh Air Fund (1) Tim Loughton (1) Tories (1) UN (1) UNICEF (1) United Nation's Rights of the Child Convention (1) visitation (1) women's rights (4)
PRO-JOINT CUSTODY ORGANIZATIONS
- Asociación Española Multidisciplinar de Investigación sobre Interferencias Parentales (ASEMIP)
- Canadian Equal Parenting Council
- Center for Parental Responsibility
- Children's Rights Council
- Grandparents Rights Organization
- Joint Custody Association of Norway
- Kids Need 2 Parents
- National Parents Organization
- Padres y Madres en Acción
- Parental Alienation Awareness Organization
- Plataforma por la Custodia Compartida
FATHER'S RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
- American Coalition for Fathers and Children
- Amor de Papá
- Asociación Catalana de Padres Separados
- Dads America
- Dads4Kids: Fatherhood Foundation
- Fathers 4 Justice
- Glenn Sacks
- Great Dad
- Illinois Fathers
- Louisiana Dads
- Padres de la Guarda
- The Fatherhood Educational Institute
- The National Fathers Resource Center