Holt Happenings

Holt In the News, Event Updates and Neighborhood Calendar

In the summer 2014 print issue of Holt International Magazine, we celebrate in yearbook-style Holt adoptees who recently graduated from high school or college.* We have two more updates to share with you here!

3820noel_and_romeo_189_of_189_-_copy_phone2Noelle Juengel of Edmond, Oklahoma  recently completed her high school requirements through homeschooling by her parents. She is a competitive horseback rider, and is now majoring in biology at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.








8131scan0001Kimberly Goins recently graduated from high school in Cinnaminson, New Jersey and now plans to major in environmental engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. During high school, Kimberly participated all four years as a violinist in the Philadelphia Sinfonia Youth Orchestra and the All-South Jersey High School Youth Orchestra. She twice won her high school’s talent show for piano performance. She also plays tennis, is a member of the National Honor Society and is a National School Orchestra award recipient. Kimberly was adopted from China.



* To see more graduates, click here and select the 2014 graduate issue of the magazine!

Winter Jam
We are excited to partner with the 10-band Christian music tour Winter Jam again this year, advocating for Holt children at concert venues across the country. Last year, Winter Jam — and more than 5,000 Holt volunteers — helped Holt find more than 9,000 new child sponsors! However, this amazing opportunity for the children Holt serves wouldn’t be possible without people like you — Holt friends and supporters who attend the Winter Jam concert in their area and help sign up new child sponsors. If you would like to volunteer at a concert near you, please follow the link below to see the Winter Jam tour schedule and to sign up to volunteer — then, encourage your youth group, family or friends to volunteer, too! Volunteers receive free admission to Winter Jam!

Visit www.holtinternational.org/winterjam or email Alycia Fahr-Zarlons at alyciaf@holtinternational.org with questions.


Travel With Holt
This December, Holt is offering two trips for Holt supporters and advocates — one to Korea and one to the Philippines — and we’d like you to join us! Help us bring the joy of Christmas to children and families we serve in these countries. Shop for and deliver Christmas gifts, throw holiday parties for foster families and single mothers. See the sights, taste the cuisine and explore Holt’s programs. Most importantly, leave inspired to stand alongside us in our mission to serve orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children.

Visit www.holtinternational.org/tours to learn more!


National Adoption Month
The holiday season always starts a little early around Holt — and we aren’t just talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. November is National Adoption Month, a time when families, organizations and public figures celebrate and share about the cause dear to our hearts — finding families for orphaned and abandoned children. This November, you can celebrate adoption by telling people why adoption is important to you, donating to the Special Needs Adoption Fund, and encouraging others to learn more about adoption. Follow us on social media for stories and guidance on how to share your own story. Or, if you are considering adoption for the first time, what an amazing month to start your adoption journey! As National Adoption Month approaches, watch your email inbox for more ideas from Holt about how to celebrate!


Neighborhood Calendar

October 25, Portland — Gala Dinner & Auction benefiting children in China. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 5:30 PM



Get the Info

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

For Events information, contact: Meghan Nelson at meghann@holtinternational.org

For information about traveling on the Korea or Philippines Gift Tour, contact: Alycia Fahr-Zarlons at alyciaf@holtinternational.org

For Holt Heritage Tours to Korea, contact: Paul Kim at paulk@holtinternational.org

For Holt Heritage Tours to China, contact: Samantha Gammons at samanthag@holtinternational.org

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