Walworth family featured in Fresh Air Fund calendar | News
Walworth residents, the Clark family, are featured in The Fresh Air Fund’s 2013 calendar. Pictures were selected from the hundreds of photos of Fresh Air volunteer host families across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada and reflect the memorable experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer.
Last summer, the Clark family welcomed Hakiem into their hearts and homes through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Hakiem, of New York City, is pictured with his Fresh Air friend, Hannah Clark, enjoying ice-cream on a hot summer day in Walworth.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from 6 to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Over 65 percent of all children are reinvited to stay with their host families, year after year.
For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child summer 2013, please contact Pamela VanMaaren at 986-4311 or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. You can also visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.