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Make a difference in the life of a Fresh Air Child this summer!  Volunteer to Host a New York City Child.  Sign up NOW to make a difference in a Fresh Air child’s life! Volunteer with The Fresh Air Fund to make the summer of 2012 memorable for an inner-city child and host family. Each summer, over 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban, and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. Fresh Air Fund volunteers simply want to share their homes with city children and introduce them to the joys of suburban or country life. 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 six to 12 years old and Fresh Air hosts range from young families to grandparents. All it takes is the willingness to welcome a New York City child to your community.  Local Fresh Air Fund committee members recruit host families, reach out to the community and coordinate fun activities for families and children.  Fresh Air volunteers need your help to create another fun-filled summer for children from New York City’s low-income communities, such as eight-year-old Justin of Brooklyn. “We made hot dogs and s’mores over the fire. I’ve never cooked outside before!”   For more information on how you can join your local Fresh Air volunteer team or become a volunteer host this summer, call The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003 or LaShika Walker at ext. 8962. You can also learn more about the Volunteer Host Family Program by visiting The Fresh Air Fund online at