October 11, 2013 – Darien residents, the Childs, 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 Fresh Air Silliness, Family Moments, Reach for the Sky and Fun in the Sun.
The Childs’s photo was determined the winner in the Summer Siblings category, and features Fresh Air visitor, 10-year-old Alex, experiencing the simple summertime joys in Connecticut with host siblings, George and Lily. Christina Childs said “It was truly a blessing to host Alex and we can't wait for him to return for a new adventure next summer!”
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. For more information on hosting a Fresh Air child next summer, please contact Yvette Eenkema van Dijk at 1-203-655-2226 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.