New York, NY – Andrea DeBaggis, of Wrentham, was recently presented with the “Chairperson of the Year” award at the 2014 Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Leadership Conference. The Fresh Air Fund highlighted the most outstanding volunteers for their dedicated support of the Volunteer Host Family Program. Andrea DeBaggis was recognized for her terrific management work throughout the Wrentham area.
Andrea stands out as "Chairperson of the Year" for giving terrific summer experiences to Fresh Air children visiting the Wrentham area last year! She leads with innovative ideas that really work for both recruiting new host families and supporting her current host families. She is building a thriving Friendly Town community and her fellow volunteers are inspired by her leadership. Her area continues to grow by leaps and bounds each season.
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. 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 this summer, please contact Andrea DeBaggis at 508-384-6063 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at www.freshair.org.