You Made Last Christmas So Special!

Every year, because of the generosity of sponsors and donors, children in Holt’s global programs receive a special surprise: the gift of Christmas!

For most children living in impoverished communities or orphanages, Christmas is just another day. No gifts, not treats, no special meals or extra time with loved ones.

We think sharing Christmas with orphaned and vulnerable children is one very special way to celebrate the true meaning of the season and share the love of Jesus with children in need.

We are so grateful to sponsors and donors who give $25 per child to make this day possible!

Because of sponsors and donors, children receive hand-picked, wrapped gifts — items they want or need chosen by their on the ground advocate. They also receive special, festive meals, often for their entire family, and a day of games, arts and crafts, field trips, visits from Santa or other fun activities!

For each child, Christmas is a day they remember and cherish all year.

Want to join the fun this year? You can donate $25 to provide Christmas to one child here!

Check out just a few of the photos from last year’s Christmas celebrations around the world …

Caregivers in India celebrate with the youngest children at the orphanage.

Program staff set up prizes for children who attend a festival-like day of games and activities.
Kids competing in group games.

Serving a special meal to children in the Philippines.
At a community center in India, children gather around Santa.
Program staff prepare special sugary treats for children in Vietnam.
The teenage residents of a hostel for girls in India enjoy a bonfire at the end of their Christmas party.
Children in orphanage care in India help decorate their space and dress in festive outfits for a Christmas performance.
Girls in India pose in costumes after performing the Nativity for their other housemates.
A child creates a tulle flower at a festival for children and families in Vietnam.
Handing out school supplies to children in Thailand.
Sponsored children show off Christmas cards from their sponsors. It’s not customary for children in Cambodia to smile in photos, but you can see that they are having a hard time keeping smiles hidden.
Playing group games at a village-wide Christmas celebration in Cambodia.

Delivering Christmas gifts to children in Mongolia.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to give children a Christmas to remember last year. And thank you to everyone who helps throw a wonderful Christmas for children this year! Please donate before December 1 to ensure your special gift makes it to a child in time for Christmas!

 

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