A Glimpse Into a Sponsored Child’s Life

Holt president Phil Littleton shares three short sponsorship stories with Holt’s child sponsors. 

This month, I want to share a few little stories with you from our family strengthening program in China. They are short, sweet and to the point. But what I love about them is the glimpse they give into a sponsored child’s life. And how you, as a sponsor, are helping a child to have a happy, healthy childhood — or as close to that as possible for a child who has already experienced a lot of hard things in life.

Seven-year-old Ju holds a certificate of achievement from her school. Ju's sponsor helps pay her school fees.
Seven-year-old Ju holds a certificate of achievement from her school. Ju’s sponsor helps pay her school fees.

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Congratulations, Class of 2021!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Holt Adoptee Graduates!

It is with great joy we present this year’s digital yearbook and send each graduate a printed keepsake. You are all special members of the extended Holt family and we wish each of you good luck in your new chapter.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Holt Adoptee Graduates!

It is with great joy we present this year’s digital yearbook and send each graduate a printed keepsake. You are all special members of the extended Holt family and we wish each of you good luck in your new chapter.

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A Day of Celebration and Hope

Thanks to Holt sponsors, children in Holt’s programs around the world received gifts and had birthday celebrations for International Day of the Child!

In a year filled with COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and other difficulties, this International Day of the Child celebration was just what the children needed. The birthday parties were a chance for them to have fun and feel celebrated and special. Thank you for making it such a joyous day for these children!

Here are reports from just some of this year’s celebrations:

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Announcing Holt’s 2021 Adoptee Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Holt Adoptee Scholarship winners — Annie Bone, Abby Conant and Kira Ewoldt!

This year, each applicant submitted a creative work framed around the prompt, “What’s in a name? Revealing the stories behind our adoptive names, birth names and nicknames.” Annie, Abby and Kira each received a $500 scholarships funded by donors to put toward the cost of higher education. See their winning submissions below!

Abby Conant

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Annie Bone’s Winning Adoptee Scholarship Submission

Congratulations to Annie Bone, one of this year’s three Holt Adoptee Scholarship winners!

This year, each applicant submitted a creative work framed around the prompt, “What’s in a name? Revealing the stories behind our adoptive names, birth names and nicknames.”

My name is Annie. I submitted a zine showcasing my different names and how
they represent me. I was overjoyed when I heard I had been awarded this scholarship. I plan to pursue a civil engineering degree at Texas A&M University. This money will go towards my many textbooks and tuition. I am excited to start my college career and can’t wait to see where the future will lead me! Continue reading “Annie Bone’s Winning Adoptee Scholarship Submission”

School Lunch Takes Away Hunger at Yesus Mena!

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Children attending a special school for the deaf in Ethiopia were showing up, full of hunger, at Yesus Mena each day. But thanks to sponsors and donors like you, they aren’t hungry anymore!

In rural Ethiopia, students at the Yesus Mena School for the Deaf travel incredibly long distances to get to school each day.

And they’d always show up, full of hunger, at Yesus Mena.

Many of their families are subsistence farmers, and can’t provide regular meals for their children. Students would walk miles each direction to get to this special school, but once they got there they were too hungry to concentrate — distracted by hunger pains. But not anymore!

Because of your generosity, 680 students at Yesus Mena now receive free school lunch every day!

Every day, you help provide a lunch of stewed vegetables and meat, rice, spongy injera and more! This filling, delicious meal keeps them attentive, and is just the fuel they need to learn to their fullest potential!

Thank you for helping fight hunger at Yesus Mena School for the Deaf!

Want to help provide a filling and delicious lunch for children like the students of Yesus Mena? Just $25 provides a school lunch to one child for a whole month.

Host a Child from Colombia this Winter!

Host a child from Colombia this December and help them find a permanent, loving family. 

This December, Holt is partnering with KidSave to bring an incredible opportunity to waiting children in Colombia and families in the U.S.

In December, older children from Colombia will travel to spend several weeks with a family in the U.S. Families can share their favorite activities, learn about another culture, spend time with a wonderful child, consider adopting or help that child find a permanent family. 

This is the perfect opportunity for families considering adopting an older child from Colombia.

The application deadline is September 15, 2021. 

Interested in learning more about hosting? Contact summermiracles@kidsave.org or visit kidsave.org/webinars to sign up for an online orientation.