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Bowl a Spare for the Fresh Air Fund
March 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$5
Join us for a fun night of Glow Bowling to support the Central/North Maine Fresh Air Fund.
$5 per bowler
12 and under FREE
-Current host family? Connect with other host families
-Interested in hosting? There will be volunteers on hand to answer any questions and talk about what it means to be a host family
-Just want to support us? Enjoy a fun night of bowling!
About the Fresh Air Fund
The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.
FRESH AIR FUND VOLUNTEER HOST FAMILY PROGRAM
Fresh Air boys and girls from six to 18 years old visit over 300 rural, suburban and small town communities, called Friendly Towns, during the summer. Fresh Air children on first-time visits to Friendly Town host families are six to 12 years old and stay for one to two weeks. Sixty-five percent of all children are reinvited to stay with the same host families, year after year. Reinvited youngsters may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18, and many spend the entire summer in the country. Fresh Air children and volunteer families often form bonds of friendship that last a lifetime.
VOLUNTEER HOST FAMILIES
Fresh Air Fund volunteer host families open their homes to inner-city children for one to two weeks or more in the summertime. Each Friendly Town community is supervised by a committee of volunteer leaders. Committee members select host families after reviewing their applications, visiting them in their homes and checking their personal references.
FRESH AIR CHILDREN
Children are selected to participate in The Fresh Air Fund’s programs based on financial need. Children are from low-income communities. Fresh Air youngsters are registered by more than 90 social service and community organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.