The Trust for Public Land and The Fresh Air Fund
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has worked to give children from inner-city communities the opportunity to enjoy a free summer vacation with host families located in rural, suburban, and small-town communities across 13 northeastern states and Canada. The Trust for Public Land and The Fresh Air Fund share a goal of connecting children living in urban communities to nature—providing them with new opportunities to play outside, learn about the environment, and create their own connections to conservation.
Through the partnership, The Trust for Public Land also hopes to introduce land conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts to The Fresh Air Fund’s search for new host families willing to open their homes to city youth for the summer.
Fresh Air Fund children across the Atlantic seaboard will enjoy a fun-filled day out exploring sites protected by The Trust for Public Land. You’ll find a guide to these locations in Places to Play, a booklet created for Fresh Air Fund host families by The Trust for Public Land.
“Fresh Air Fund brings New York City kids to Maine,” 7/12/13, WCHS.com
“Fresh Air Fund kids spend time at Stonehouse Pond,” 7/15/13, Fosters Daily Democrat
“Trust for Public Land and Fresh Air Fund Launch New Partnership,” 7/15/2013, New York Nonprofit Press
“Groups team up to plan Maine getaway for New York City children,” 7/18/13, Bangor Daily News
“Finding fresh air, and friends, through program,” 7/22/13, Newsday