Make a difference in the life of a fresh air child

BURLINGTON You dont have to wait until the summer to make a difference in a Fresh Air childs life! Volunteer now with The Fresh Air Funds Burlington, VT area committee and ensure that summer 2008 is special for New York City children. Each summer, close to 5,000 children, ages six 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. Area volunteers need your help to create another fun-filled summer for children from New York Citys low-income communities, such as 9-year-old Joshua from the Bronx. My favorite thing to do is swim when Im there. If I could, I would swim all day! For more information on how you can join your local Fresh Air volunteer team, call Karen Allen at 802-372-5324, or The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003. You can also learn more about the host family program by visiting www.freshair.org.

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