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Jump into summer with the Fresh Air Fund

Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m. — WOODSTOCK — Join the Central Vermont volunteer leaders on June 19 at 5 p.m. at the home of Michael and Carol Moriarty, 932 Cabot Road, Woodstock, to learn more about The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Volunteer hosts will share their experiences hosting New York City children and can answer any questions. Food and refreshments will be served, including a generous donation from our friends at Cabot Creamery Cooperative. The farm families that own Cabot are huge advocates of volunteerism. Cabot always looks for ways to reward those, who like their farmer owners, give back to their communities.

Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies or swimming for the first time. Each summer, nearly 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. 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 re-invited 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 re-invited to stay with their host families, year after year.

Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Widely known as makers of “The World’s Best Cheddar,” Cabot is owned by the 1200 dairy farm families of Agri-Mark, the Northeast’s premier dairy cooperative, with farms located throughout New England and upstate New York.

Cabot Creamery Cooperative is the world’s first cheese-maker and dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certification, a validation of its attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. For more information about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Nora Skolnick at 802-728-6456 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at

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