DARIEN, Conn. -- The Child family of Darien have won the Fresh Air Fund's 2013 Photo Contest.
The winners of the contest "were selected from the hundreds of pictures sent in by volunteer host families across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada, reflecting the memorable experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer," according to a news release. The photo from the Childs family won the Summer Siblings award for its celebration of "simple summertime joys," according to the release.
Christina Childs said “It was truly a blessing to host Alex and we can't wait for him to return for a new adventure next summer," according to the release.
The Fresh Air Fund is a nonprofit agency that has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877, according to the release.
For more information or to host a Fresh Air child next summer, residents are asked to contact Yvette Eenkema van Dijk at 203-655-2226 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online.