Norton residents, the Javerys, celebrated the simple things with The Fresh Air Fund and were among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund’s 2013 Photo Contest! All winners were selected from the hundreds of pictures sent in by volunteer host families across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada, reflecting the memorable experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer. Categories include Barefoot in the Grass, Car Wash Craziness, and Master Bakers.
The Javery’s photo was determined the winner in the Laketime Fun, Fresh Air Nature, and Fishing categories, and features Fresh Air visitor 8 year old Savanna, experiencing the simple summertime joys in Massachusetts with host sibling Abigail. Terri reflected, “Hosting Savanna through The Fresh Air Fund was such a great experience. Our week with her far exceeded our expectations. We hope to see Savanna again next year!”
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children on first-time visits are six to 12 years old and stay for one or two weeks. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. Over 65 percent of all children are reinvited to stay with their host families, year after year.
For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, please contact Beverly Northam at 1-508-286-2234 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.