A couple of months ago a friend asked if I would volunteer my time to the Fresh Air Fund. I had never heard of the Fresh Air Fund so they invited me to one of their meetings. We sat and talked (mostly about logistics of bringing the children and planning events) but at one point we went around the table and everyone told their favourite story about FAF. I was moved to tears listening to their stories and their passion. The Fresh Air Fund brings children from New York City and pairs them with host families in Ontario (and across the States) were they can get away from the concrete jungle and just be kids!
Fast forward to yesterday, it was bus arrival day!! Most of the kids were coming back to stay with the same host family as previous years. They were welcomed back with signs – and LOTS of hugs!
Waiting for the bus to arrive.
There are several events planned for the Fresh Air Fund Families this summer and I can’t wait to be a part of it! If you’re looking for more information about the FAF you can check out their website at freshair.org