Local Family Featured in Fresh Air Fund 2013 Calendar
Washington Crossing residents, the Simkus family, are featured in The Fresh Air Fund’s 2013 calendar. Pictures were selected from the hundreds of photos of our volunteer host families across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada and reflect the memorable experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer.
For the past 10 summers, the Simkus family has welcomed Joshua into their hearts and homes through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Joshua is pictured with his Fresh Air friends, Matthew and Julia Simkus on a stroll through a local park in Washington Crossing, PA.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations 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 summer 2013, please contact Mindy Schwartz at 215-860-7986 or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. You can also visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.