Celebrating New Beginnings This Easter Sunday: How You Can Get Involved

Photo Caption: Fresh Air child Desi and her host sister Lydia visiting Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid last July during Desi’s visit with the Moses family. Photo by: Donna Moses

Photo Caption: Fresh Air child Desi and her host sister Lydia visiting Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid last July during Desi’s visit with the Moses family. Photo by: Donna Moses

One this Easter Sunday, we celebrate new beginnings and fresh starts. So we think it appropriate to tell you about the tremendous efforts of local Donna Moses, of North Hudson and The Fresh Air Fund.

Donna was recently appointed as the new volunteer leader of the for the High Peaks, New York region for fund, which has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.

Donna and her family began hosting New York City children in 2001. Please join her in making The Fresh Air Fund’s 139th summer memorable for even more New York City children!

“I took on this role because I wanted to see more children and families in our area experience and share in the fun times my family has had participating in The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. It really didn't take long for me to decide that I would love to be part of helping more people make some wonderful memories that would last a lifetime,” says Donna.

And Donna is reaching out to other families in the area, hoping, they may too, be able to participate in this life changing experience.

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, call Donna at 518-532-0381 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.