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Orphanage Care for Children With Special Needs

Orphanages around the world are full of children with special needs. Whether due to poverty or intense stigma, many parents feel that they have no option but to place their child with special needs into an orphanage.

However, orphanages are often at-capacity and low on resources — especially the specialized resources needed to care for a child with medical or special needs.    

But every child deserves the medical and special care to be healthy and reach their fullest potential. That’s why we have the Molly Holt Fund. Named after the daughter of Holt’s founders, Molly Holt was a nurse who dedicated her life to caring for children who were sick and had special needs.

Today, Holt donors continue her legacy by helping to give children with special needs in orphanages the medical care, medications, therapies and specialized care they need to grow and thrive.

Here are just some of the most common special needs in orphanages — and the care Holt donors help provide to them:

Child with cleft lip sitting with a caregiver

Give to the Molly Holt Fund!

Provide urgently needed medical care to a child in an orphanage with special needs.

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