NEW YORK, NY - Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the women in our life who take time to care for us, including Fresh Air moms! Each summer, many mothers in Central New Jersey take on the role of Fresh Air mom, as they open their hearts to New York City children through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family program. Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income neighborhoods. Host families throughout 13 northeastern states and Canada welcome inner-city children into their home for up to two weeks or more. This Mother’s Day, consider opening your home and sharing new experiences with a deserving child.

“Inviting a Fresh Air child into our home allows my family to view simple summer activities in a new, exciting way!” says one Fresh Air host mom. The Fresh Air Fund currently needs your help to celebrate its 134th summer of sharing the simple joys of rural and suburban life, like riding bikes, running through a sprinkler or swimming in a lake.

To learn more about becoming a host mom or dad to a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Karen Medlin at 732-308-9355, or call The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. You can also visit The Fund’s Web site at www.freshair.org.