The Restoration Continues…

We have so many things we are thankful for!

THANK YOU….to all of our donors over the years that have supported our mission and our capital campaign efforts to rebuild our Home.

Because of you approximately 250 kids receive the gift of summer every summer with a stay or day trip at the Jersey Shore in North Wildwood NJ. They enjoy all that the shore has to offer to their young minds who live challenging lives every day in their communities in and around our region.

You have helped us raise over $500,000. But we are not finished. We are inching so close to completing Phase II ( Exterior of home ) and  have begun to move into the final phase III. We have an anticipated completion date of summer 2021.

Won’t you continue to help us by donating today thru our website or at one of our many Fundraising events that occur throughout the year?

Check out our annual newsletter for detail and updates on all of our happenings and efforts to restore the home.

Thank you again for supporting The Children’s Fresh Air Home.

We’re calling on our friends, neighbors and local businesses to help make this decade-long dream a reality for the 20,000 children from the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions who have found a summer respite in CFAH for more than 120 years.

Please donate today!

The Children’s Fresh Air Home (CFAH) is a non-profit organization that provides a no-cost, enriching summer experience at the Jersey Shore in a safe, positive environment for children who may be living with family or community adversities.

The Children’s Fresh Air Home is located at 1100 Surf Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Contact us at 609-577-9103 or via email at


(Before new foundation)

new foundation

(Ground-level reconstruction)















Concrete pour

New siding, windows, decking and roofing

Front and rear of home near end of 2022:

What CFAH Needs – NOW:

  • As Phase II wraps up, $250,000 more in overall funding is needed to see the project through Phase III (restoration of interior and the Home’s first heating system).
  • Individuals can make a donation today!
  • Contractors and small businesses can make in-kind donations (materials, labor etc.) now by contacting CFAH for more information.

Our success to date would not be possible without the generous support of countless donors and sponsors. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or learning more about the Capital Campaign, please contact John Stefankiewicz at or review our sponsorship levels.