FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE FRESH AIR FUND AWARDS LOCAL VOLUNTEER AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
New York, NY – Karin Perkins, of Manchester, CT was recently presented with the “Fund
Representative of the Year” Award at the 2009 Fresh Air Fund Friendly Town Conference. Every year
the organization awards the most outstanding volunteers for their relentless efforts to support the host
family program. Karin was recognized for her outstanding management work throughout Central and
Karin has hosted Fresh Air children for almost 15 years along with her family and has held a leadership
position within the local committee for much of that time. She is well-known for her heart-warming
enthusiasm and continues to expand the number of hosts in the area. Last year, her Fresh Air child even
participated in her daughter’s wedding! Karin stands out as “Fund Representative of the Year” for
supporting every Fresh Air child that visits, in order to give them a terrific summer experience!
The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City
underprivileged children since 1877. Each summer, the Friendly Town program enables volunteer host
families in 13 states and Canada to open their homes for up to two weeks or more to a child who might
not otherwise have the chance to experience the world outside the city.
For more information on how you can make summer special for a Fresh Air child, please contact Karin
Perkins at (860) 645-6319 or The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003, or visit The Fund’s Web site at
*Please find a photo attached of Karin Perkins receiving her ‘Fund Representative of the Year’ award
in New York City. Pictured from left to right is Jenny Morgenthau, Executive Director of The Fresh Air
Fund and Karin Perkins.
Public Relations Coordinator
The Fresh Air Fund
(800) 367-0003 ext. 8891
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