FRESH AIR FUND OPEN HOUSE AT LFHC FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
FRESH AIR FUND AND LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS
HOST REGISTRATION OPEN HOUSE IN SUNSET PARK
EVENT: The Fresh Air Fund's Registration Open House for Sunset Park: Community members, local elected officials, Lutheran Family Health Centers Executive Director Larry K. McReynolds and Fund Executive Director Jenny Morgenthau will welcome families to find out more about free Fresh Air programs and how to sign up in Brooklyn at Lutheran's Family Support Center. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez are confirmed to attend.
DATE: Thursday, April 1, 2010
TIME: 3 – 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Lutheran Family Health Centers' Family Support Center
6025 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
On April 1, Fresh Air Fund representatives and community members will gather to kick off efforts aimed at giving more children in Sunset Park enriching Fresh Air experiences, free of charge. The Fund will discuss its initiatives to reach out to new immigrant groups, and Mandarin and Spanish translators will be on hand to provide program and registration information to guests. Families are welcome and encouraged to register their children for Fresh Air programs at the event.
THE FRESH AIR FUND, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million children since 1877. In 2009, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund's year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.
THE LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS (LFHC), based in Sunset Park, is a federally qualified community-based ambulatory health care system affiliated with Lutheran HealthCare. Governed by the Sunset Park Health Council, Inc., LFHC is one of the largest health center networks in the country serving as southwest Brooklyn's medical home for more than 40 years. With eight full-time community health centers, 28 school-based health centers and community programs, including three WIC programs, adult and family literacy programs, three child care centers and a family wellness center, the network is the primary medical provider for 91,000 people providing more than 550,000 patient visits per year.
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