International Day of the Child Birthday Fund

You can give a child in need a birthday to remember this year!

On June 1, the International Day of the Child, our staff around the world will hold a very special birthday party for boys and girls in Holt’s programs — children who haven't seen many celebrations in their young lives. For families living in poverty, a birthday party for their child is often a luxury they can't afford. And limited resources make it difficult to give children living in orphanage care the extra special attention they deserve on their birthday.

But you can make a child's birthday special and meaningful! Every $25 gift helps to provide a party or celebration, birthday gift, special meal and precious memories for a vulnerable child in one of our programs overseas. Keep reading to learn more about International Day of the Child celebrations around the world!

Letters Of Thanks From Overseas Staff

The Thailand Family

Thailand

"These special gifts have made it possible for HSF to help widen the world for the students and their teachers from the remote community who seldom have this kind of opportunity. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!"

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India

India

"We thank Holt for helping these children coming from migrant families. They were able to celebrate this event with such joy and we know for sure this would not have been possible otherwise."

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Vietnam

Vietnam

"We would like to thank you a lot for your kindness and generous donation so that these vulnerable children could have such a fun occasion together and know that they are cared for and loved. Your contribution has been a big, meaningful encouragement to the children."

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Uganda

Uganda

"Children get an opportunity to receive gifts from their sponsors and get an opportunity to celebrate — to sing, to dance, to cut a cake and have fun! It's a day when many of them get an opportunity to celebrate their birthdays!"

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Philippines

Philippines

"The children showcased their talents in dancing and singing led by their daycare leaders. They truly enjoyed the activity, the food treat and the Jollibee mascot. They were all happy and excited with the gifts. Their parents expressed their gratitude to KBF and Holt International for sponsoring this annual exciting activity."

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Cambodia

Cambodia

"This special event was a good opportunity for children to express their rights and to participate through singing, playing popular games and a question-and-answer session. The children enjoyed themselves and had a happy time eating healthy food and talking and playing together for fun."

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What do children receive on the International Day of the Child?

In addition to a day of games, performances, songs and festive meals, children in Holt's programs are also given individual gifts on the International Day of the Child. Here are a few examples of the gifts children receive.

Cambodia

Children happily opened packages with toothbrushes and toothpaste, body wash, school bags, books and pens.

India

Children received notebooks, coloring books, crayons and candy, while younger children snuggled new stuffed animals.

Thailand

Wrapped in Disney-themed bags, children enjoyed giant bags of goodies and snacks — like soft drinks and candies.

Philippines

The gift of eggs, canned food and special dumplings brought smiles and joy to the entire family.

Uganda

Every boy and girl was given a new pair of slippers, soaps, and special treats and candies, among other items.

Vietnam

Children were overjoyed to receive new pencils and notebooks, as well as special treats like cheese, jelly and candies.

 
 

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