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Fresh Air Fund again brings children to Bucks


The Fresh Air Fund Bucks County committee welcomed 12 New York City children to their host families, as part of the organization’s Friendly Town program, July 8, at the First Baptist Church of Doylestown.

The Friendly Town program takes children ages 7 through 18 from all five boroughs of New York City and matches them with a volunteer host family. Many of the families host the same children year after year, until they graduate high school.

Host mom Jen Kravcak and her two children, Quinn and Grace, were waiting with signs to greet their friend Nazee Worsley, 14, who returned for his seventh summer to his host family from Southampton.

“We’re planning to go to a Phillies game, and go tubing. He likes to be outside,” said Jen Kravcak.

The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency, which has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.

The Fresh Air Fund, which also host camps throughout the summer, has host families from 14 states along the East Coast.

“We had a friend who was doing it for 10 years and we decided it would be cool to do,” said Jen Kravcak.

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