New York, NY - March 25, 2015 - National Volunteer Week marks a special time of year for The Fresh Air Fund, and the organization would like to take this opportunity to extend it’s sincere thanks to it’s wonderful Fresh Air volunteers, hosts and supporters in Western Suffolk, NY. Their continued dedication to New York City children is exemplary for all community members and truly embodies the spirit of the 2015 National Volunteer Week, which is from April 12th to April 18th.
Fresh Air volunteers work in several capacities throughout the year in 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada to help make The Fresh Air Fund’s programs possible. Fresh Air host families open their hearts and homes, and share the everyday joys of summertime with their Fresh Air friends. Local volunteer leaders – many of whom are also hosts – serve on our local committees, plan summer activities, publicize the program, and interview prospective host families. Additionally, individuals and local businesses give generously of their time and resources to make The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program throughout this area a great success each summer.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million inner-city children since 1877. For more information about hosting this summer, please call Jacqueline Shapiro at 516-702-1203 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.