More children are coming into orphanage care because of the pandemic, but they can’t travel home with their adoptive families for the same reason. Orphanages are full, and need more resources and caregivers to care for all of the children.
Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many children and families. Children living in orphanage care have been especially vulnerable to the effects of this global crisis.
Over the past year, Holt’s orphanage partners have reached out to us, sharing that more and more children are coming into their care. At the same time, delays in international adoption have left even more children in care in some countries, causing overcrowding. These orphanages don’t have the staff or resources to keep up.
Your generosity will help to provide food, critical medical supplies, educational supplies and even special treats and activities for children in care, keeping them safe and their spirits high!
But more than that, your gift will help an orphanage hire additional caregivers to give children the attentive, nurturing care they need during this uncertain time.
How You Can Help
When you give to the President’s Top Priority Fund Campaign for Children 2021, you can choose for your gift to provide essential supplies and nurturing caregivers to children in orphanage care.
Holt’s year-end top priorities:
- Rush emergency food to hungry children
- Provide nurturing caregivers and supplies for children coming into orphanage care due to COVID-19
- Give medical care and support to children with special needs
- Keep girls in school and protect them from child marriage