2009-07-17 / Community

Fresh Air Fund Gives Queens Kids Free Summer Vacations

July 2, 2009 marked the beginning of Fresh Air summer vacations for hundreds of New York City children, including many Queens residents. The excited youngsters left Port Authority Bus Terminal to visit volunteer host families in rural and suburban communities throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada. They will enjoy up to two weeks or more of simple summertime pleasures such as skipping rocks across a lake, roasting marshmallows and making new friends.

There is still time to register your child for a free summer vacation. For a referral to a participating agency in Queens, please call The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003 or 212-897- 8900. Registration is free, and you

may download an application on the

Fund's Web site at www.freshair.org.

Marquise Love of Far Rockaway (center) poses with The Fresh Air Fund's Executive Director Jenny Morgenthau (left ). The children will visit host families. Photo credit: Jerry Speier.

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