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The Northwest of Boston, MA Committee will be welcoming 13 New York City children as they arrive in Westford on July 18 at an undisclosed Westford location. Volunteer host families share their summers for one week or more with Fresh Air children, ages 7 to 18.
A Fresh Air summer means running barefoot in the backyard, riding bikes down country roads, learning to swim, catching fireflies, building sandcastles on the beach, making new friends, and having a lot of fun. Some children are leaving home for the first time, while others are returning to visit the same host families for consecutive summers.
The children will spend spend one or two weeks with volunteer host families in Westford, Groton, Boylston, Harvard, Winchester, Petersham, Carlisle, Acton, and Amesbury.
The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Each summer, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.