Thousands of Fresh Air children embarked on free summer vacations this summer through the Fresh Air Fund .
Dedicated host families have opened their homes to a Fresh Air child for up to two weeks during the summer & these children have wonderful summer memories.
The majority of Fresh Air children are from low-income communities, whose families are often without the resources to send their children on summer vacations. Most inner-city youngsters grow up in towering apartment buildings without large, open, outdoor play spaces. Concrete playgrounds cannot replace the freedom of:
- Running barefoot through the grass
- Riding bikes down country lanes
- Playing in the backyard
- Laughing in the sunshine
- Catching fireflies
- Learning to swim
- Gazing at the stars on moonlit nights
- Building sandcastles
- Making new friends
- Simple pleasures of life away from the inner-city
Thanks to the fresh air fund, thousands of children have realised how good it is to be outside.
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