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Holt In the News, Event Updates and Neighborhood Calendar

SPOON and Holt to Launch 4-Year Nutrition Program
After successful pilot projects in Haiti and India, Holt is excited to announce that our collaboration with the Portland-based SPOON Foundation will continue as together we launch a 4-year nutrition program in Holt’s overseas programs — beginning in China, and ultimately expanding to programs in four more countries. The nutrition program will serve Holt’s mission by researching the major causes of malnutrition in orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children; educating caregivers on how to track and detect malnutrition; and combating outdated feeding practices. SPOON Foundation’s nutrition scientist, Zeina Makhoul, PhD, says the early results have been promising. “It has been amazing to see the difference our efforts have already made in India,” she says. “Not only in the lives of the children we are directly serving, but through the staff who care for the children.” The expansion of this program is funded through a generous grant from a private foundation.


Graduating in 2014?
If you are a Holt adoptee who is graduating from high school or college this year, we want to hear about your accomplishments! The deadline to submit a photo for the graduate issue of Holt International Magazine is July 1. Go to www.holtinternational.org/gradsubmissions to find a submission form. Fill it out. Find your favorite headshot. Send it back. It’s that easy! We also encourage adoptees or their parents to submit a short story. If you have a story idea, contact Robin Munro at robinmunro@holtinternational.org.


Join a Holt Tour!
We have four awesome trips planned this year, and we want you to travel with us! When you begin a relationship with Holt, you become a part of the extended Holt family — and that’s a bond that lasts a lifetime. In this spirit, we created Holt heritage tours, giving adoptees and their families the opportunity to return to and reconnect with their birth country. See the sites, experience the culture, visit Holt’s programs and, if you’d like, explore your adoption history. Click here for more information and pricing.
China Family Tour — June 21-July 4, 2014
Korea Heritage Tour — June 23-July 6, 2014
India Heritage Tour — July 7-18, 2014

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Calling All Campers
We are dusting off the bunks and practicing our fire-building skills, because another fun and exciting summer of camps is coming fast. Registration for Holt’s five camps is open! We welcome adoptees, ages 9-16, to sign up for a week of games, activities and self-discovery. Our camps are especially tailored for campers to share their common experiences while exploring issues of adoption, race, identity and development … all while having a blast! Check out our calendar to find a camp near you and register at www.holtinternational.org/camp.




July 27-31, 2014, Camp Rockin U — Holt Adoptee Camp for adoptees 9-16 years old (day camp is July 30)


July 20-24, 2014, Calvin Center — Holt Adoptee Camp for adoptees 9-16 years old.


July 13-17, 2014, Camp Angelos — Holt Adoptee Camp for adoptees 9-16 years old (day camp is July 16)

October 25, 2014 – Portland, Gala Dinner & Auction, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 5:30 p.m.


August 6-10, National Christian Conference Center — Holt Adoptee East Coast Camp (day camp is August 9)


July 6-10, 2014, Camp Lakotah — Holt Adoptee Camp for adoptees 9-16 years old (day camp is July 9)

Get the Info:

For Holt Adoptee Camp and Family Picnic information, contact: Pame Chow at pamec@holtinternational.org

For Events information, contact: Susan Cox at events@holtinternational.org

For Holt Heritage and Adult Adoptee Tour information, contact:

Samantha Gammons for China tours: samanthag@holtinternational.org

Mary Ferrell for India tours: maryf@holtinternational.org

Paul Kim for Korea tours: paulk@holtinternational.org

Meghan Nelson for adult adoptee tours: meghann@holtinternational.org


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