NYC Fresh Air Kids Are Arriving in Your Local Area to Meet Host Families

EVENT:                                 THE FRESH AIR FUND Bucks County, PA COMMITTEE WELCOMES

                                    NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN

19 New York City children arrive in Doylestown to spend one or two weeks with volunteer host families in Perkasie, Yardley, Doylestown, Ivyland, Feasterville Trevose, Quakertown, Sellersville, Lansdale, Warrington, Newtown, and Levittown


DATE:                                    August 9, 2013


ARRIVAL TIME:                  3:15 PM


PLACE:                                  First Baptist Church

                                                311 W State St

                                                Doylestown, PA 18901-3525


INTERVIEWS:                     Abigail Simkus, Fresh Air Fund volunteer
Local host families
                                                Fresh Air children


The Bucks County, PA Committee will be welcoming 19 New York City children as they arrive in Doylestown on August 9, 2013. Volunteer host families share their summers for up to two weeks with Fresh Air children, ages six to 18, who leave behind the city streets to run barefoot in the grass or see the stars at night. Some children are leaving home for the first time, while others are returning to visit the same host families for consecutive summers.


The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Each summer, over 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program.


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