NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Northborough and Southborough families considering becoming a host family for a child in the Fresh Air Fund program still have some time, according to a recent press release.
The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit that has provided summer vacations for low-income New York City children since 1877. It enables about 4,000 inner-city children each year to visit small towns in 13 states —including Massachusetts — and in Canada.
"It’s really worth giving a child a new experience. Having the ability to walk out the door and have their feet in the grass is so refreshing," said a Fresh Air host in a press release of the child she took into her home. "She just enjoyed being in the backyard with us. We kept it very basic and enjoyed laughing together on the porch."
While buses of children have already begun the journey to Marlborough and surrounding towns, more are scheduled, including one in mid-August. Those interested in learning more about becoming a host family can visit the "Host A Child" page on the Fresh Air Fund's website.