Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Friday, August 29, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: November 27, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Fresh air for kids

This was a busy and successful summer season for The Fresh Air Fund in the Butler area with the help of dedicated volunteers, hosts and supporters. Their commitment to helping New York City children is exemplary for all community members.
Fresh Air volunteers helped create another fun-filled summer. More than 4,000 children visited volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.
Our local volunteer leaders — many are also hosts — plan summer activities, publicize the program and interview prospective host families. Families find hosting so rewarding that more than 65 percent of all Fresh Air children are reinvited to visit the same host families year after year. First-time Fresh Air visitors are 6 to 12 years old and Fresh Air hosts range from young families to grandparents. The community’s willingness to give New York City children a chance to experience life here is truly special.
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all of my host families who open their homes and hearts to the Fresh Air children. Experiencing our lives through the eyes of these children makes us thankful for what we have.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children since 1877. For more information on how you can help to continue this wonderful tradition of volunteering, call me at 724-283-4656 or The Fresh Air Fund at 1-800-367-0003; or visit www.freshair.org.




Brenda McCall
Butler chairperson
Back
 
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HEADLINES
arrow Serving responsibly
arrow An inconvenience?
arrow Leave it alone
arrow Still not equal
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Thieves hit dealership
arrow Coroner called after man is pulled out of Lake Arthur
arrow 3 charged in robbery at Hoagie Shop
arrow Iron Mountain to expand its data center