With help from sponsors and donors, Holt threw special parties for children around the world on June 1st, the International Day of the Child.
Every child deserves to feel special on their birthday. It should be a joyous, fun-filled day, celebrated with family and friends.
But for homeless and vulnerable children around the world, birthdays sometimes go without much notice or celebration.
Many don’t even know what a “birthday” is.
That’s why, last month, we launched a campaign to help give orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children the best birthday ever. We asked Holt sponsors for their help by sending a special greeting and goodie bag to their sponsored child. Some sponsors also gave an additional donation above and beyond their normal monthly sponsorship to help with the parties.
This year, we also asked our many other friends and supporters to contribute to the parties – either by sending a special greeting to a child who doesn’t have a sponsor, or donating to the celebrations.
We were overwhelmed by the responses we received from thousands of wonderful, caring people! Together, we made it happen.
On Saturday, June 1st – the International Day of the Child – Holt threw spectacular parties for children in care as well as children living in the communities where we work around the world, from Haiti to China and many countries in between!
Thank you to everyone who helped make the celebrations fun and special for nearly 10,000 children. The parties went off without a hitch!
VCT, one of our legacy partners in India, writes: “Our children had a lovely time on the 3rd of June celebrating International Children’s Day. This was a special day because kids were made to understand that this was a day earmarked just for them. With beaming faces, they set out to thoroughly enjoy the day…They played games, sang songs, enjoyed the bars of chocolate, cookies, chips, etc…” This was a special treat, as fruit is usually served at snack time.
After lunch, the party commenced! Continue reading “The Best Birthday Party Ever!”